Are you trying to come up with sermons on love? In my opinion, this is one of the most popular topics in the church. It is also one of the most misunderstood topics in Scripture. Teenagers think that it is simply about getting strong emotions about someone of the opposite sex. Young adults are constantly confused about this topic in marriage. It seems that it takes many years for most people to truly understand our loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Even Christians have trouble understanding this topic.
The latest statistics show that divorce rates in the church are just as high as in the rest of society. It is safe to assume that most Christians don’t understand the topic of love much more than the general public. When it comes to God’s love, unbelievers can’t grasp the concept that God would send anyone to hell. This is a clear sign that most people don’t understand God’s love. If you are trying to come up with sermons about love, it is important to remember that most people don’t understand how God’s love works. Don’t assume that most people in your church even understand God’s love. Understanding the love of God is a lifelong process for everyone.
Here are a few tips for preaching sermons on love:
Preach a sermon about learning how to love others.
The Scriptures are very clear that we are supposed to love others and love one another. The love we have for other people is one of the clear signs that we are following the Lord. In John 13:34-35, Jesus states “A new commandment I give to you, that you love another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another: By this all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another”. It is clear that we are called to love everyone regardless of how we feel about them.
Scripture says you should love your neighbor as yourself. It is very evident that other people are supposed to be very important in our lives. It even says we are supposed to love our enemies and do good to those who hate us. (Luke 6:27) Try to find real-life examples where people have loved their enemies. Look for videos or movie references that show how we can love our enemies.
Provide a definition of love as it is defined by the Scriptures.
If you are still confused about how to preach sermons on love, then preach a sermon that is filled with Scripture references. If the congregation doesn’t understand this most important concept, then it will be hard for many people to grasp the concept of love. Come up with four statements about love in the sermon, and then use Scripture references that back up the points you are trying to make.
Break up your sermons on love into several sermons.
It is simply impossible to cover everything in one sermon. It is better to spread out your sermons on love into several Sundays that cover different aspects of love. One week could cover love in marriages. The next week may cover loving the people you serve and work with on a daily basis. A third sermon could discuss how to love your family. You could also preach sermons about how to love the lost and bring them to Christ. Your sermons on love could last for many Sundays!