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Old 05-17-2022, 06:08 AM   #1
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Impossible Love Made Possible

Galatians 5:22-23
When a lawyer asked Jesus which commandment was the greatest, He said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all you heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind,” and “the second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matt. 22:37, 39). What an overwhelming assignment!
In our own strength, none of us can live up to this obligation, but the Lord has provided a way for Christians to do the impossible. The indwelling Holy Spirit works to produce His fruit in us, and first on the list is love (Gal. 5:22). In fact, the other eight qualities are really just descriptions of its expression.
Whenever we demonstrate kindness, patience, or gentleness, we see the Lord’s love at work through us, especially when the other person has been unkind and doesn’t deserve such pleasant treatment. This fruit is not produced by trying harder to muster good will toward someone who is irritating or hard to get along with. Instead, think of the process more like sap running through a branch on a grape-vine. The branch doesn’t make grapes; the sap does. In the same way, the Spirit flows through us, producing God’s love in us, so that we can pass it on to Him and others.
Agape love is the reason we are able to care for someone who mistreats us—it’s God’s doing, not ours. Even the adoration we offer the Lord is not something that we can produce in our own heart apart from His assistance. Though the command to love is enormous, God’s grace makes it possible.
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Old 05-17-2022, 06:16 AM   #2
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Great message Bro Bill, thanks for posting!
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Old 05-17-2022, 06:19 AM   #3
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Amen.
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Old 05-17-2022, 06:20 AM   #4
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Old 05-17-2022, 06:31 AM   #5
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Old 05-17-2022, 06:39 AM   #6
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Amen. I am having a hard time "loving" an individual I work with and could use prayers.
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:17 AM   #7
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Thanks Bro. Bill
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:46 AM   #8
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:10 AM   #9
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Amen Bro Bill
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:33 AM   #10
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:37 AM   #11
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Love is holiness.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:15 PM   #12
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The Truth in those words Bro. Bill, thanks.
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:33 PM   #13
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Amen. I am having a hard time "loving" an individual I work with and could use prayers.
I'll say a prayer for you. I've been down this road myself and spent a lot of time in prayer about someone I work with who was a pretty big jack wagon. We now get along pretty well but it took almost a year of me swallowing my pride and being extra nice to this person who did everything he could to "not deserve" it.

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Old 05-18-2022, 05:56 AM   #14
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Thank you Bro. Bill!
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Old 05-18-2022, 10:42 AM   #15
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Amen! This passage posting hit my heart hard right now. Thank you for the posting and prayers!
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Old 05-18-2022, 12:52 PM   #16
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Amen! This passage posting hit my heart hard right now. Thank you for the posting and prayers!
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Old 05-18-2022, 04:36 PM   #17
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