The Power of Love
March 3, 2019 Pastor: Carel Geleynse
Topic: Service Passage: Matthew 20:20–20:28, Philippians 2:1–2:11
A word of warning: this sermon begins with accounts of people in positions of power, both in the world and in the church, abusing those under their power. These accounts may be disturbing to people who themselves have been victims of abuse. But then, the abuse of the powerless by the powerful should be disturbing to anyone. It is certainly disturbing to God, and he brings judgement against the perpetrators of such evil acts.
Jesus teaches us the right and proper use of power--to build others up, not to tear them down. Power is most safely exercised by people who value others above themselves, and who are willing to serve others in a spirit of love and humility.
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