Sermons on Love

Sermons on Love

A New Command? | John 13:34-35

Alex DiBisceglie is a member of Cornerstone Congregational Church, and this is our first opportunity to hear him share a message for us. This message on Christ’s love comes from John 13:34-35. Discussion Questions Icebreaker Question:  What type of movies do you enjoy watching? In John 13:34-35, Jesus gives his disciples a new command to love one another. What makes this a new command? What prevents us from loving others this way? What are some ways we can demonstrate this…

Sustaining and Enduring Love | 1 Corinthians 13

Mark Pender is a former elder at Cornerstone Congregational Church. He shared a message on love from 1 Corinthians 13. Discussion Questions Reread 1st Corinthians 13:4-7 1st John 4:8 tells us “God is love.”  How has God demonstrated one of these facets of love to you? Which facet of love do you think would be most appealing to your unchurched neighbors or coworkers or friends? Who has best exemplified this type of love to you? If you’re willing to share,…

Understanding God’s Love | Galatians 5:1-15

Bernie Michaud is an elder at Cornerstone and shared a message about “Understanding God’s Love” from Galatians 5:1-15. Discussion Questions Ice breaker:  How many close relationships do you have? Read: 1 John 3:16-18,  4:7-21 1 Peter 4:8 says, “above all things have fervent love for one another for love covers a multitude of sin.”   Do you feel as though God loves you enough to cover all of your sin? Do you feel that day by day God blesses you according…

Part 3. “L” – Love God & Neighbor (even political enemies) | Matthew 22:35-40

Tom is leaning into his computer screen as his fingers slam down on his keyboard. His brow is furrowed, and he can feel his blood pressure rising. “I can’t believe Sam believes this junk,” he mutters as he forcefully types his response to Sam’s most recent Facebook post. Sam had posted another biased, misinformed poorly-written article, and he is about to unequivocally show him the error of his ways. Tom has been watching Sam for months now post article after…

Loads of Grace | Galatians 6:1-10

Pastor Sam Kim of the Intercultural Mission Church in North Andover returned to Cornerstone Congregational Church to share a message about bearing one another’s burdens and the grace that allows us to do that.

The Dance of Redemption | Song of Songs 2:8-10 (Ballet Sermon)

The ballet Giselle is a love story between a young frail maiden and a nobleman. Giselle lives in a small village with her mother where the villagers are preparing to celebrate the Wine Festival. The local huntsman Hilarion secretly loves her but so does another, Count Albrecht. The Count disguises himself as a peasant and shows her affection and care to win her love. The huntsman Hilarion will have none of it. He interrupts their dance and his suspicion grows…

A Wise Future | Proverbs 3:1-12

Last week we celebrated our high-school graduates Caleb, George, and Mackenna. When I surprised them by asking for one things we could pray for them George asked for prayer that it would all “end well.” Now we weren’t exactly sure what that meant—the end of college, the end of life? But I think he meant successfully wrap up the end of this stage of his life and smoothly transition into the next stage, college. I remember one of the things…

His Love Endures Forever | Psalm 136

As I prepared this week I listened to a sermon on Psalm 136 where a pastor asked his congregation to write down “One thing God has changed, saved, or redeemed in my life.” We’re going to do the same thing. Would you write down “one thing God has changed, saved, or redeemed in my life”? We’re going to come back to these as part of the service, so write something you’re comfortable with others hearing. Would you do that? (pause…