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October 17, 2021

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Do not owe anyone anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, Do not commit adultery; do not murder; do not steal; do not covet; and any other commandment, are summed up by this commandment: Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law.

Besides this, since you know the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, because now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is nearly over, and the day is near; so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk with decency, as in the daytime: not in carousing and drunkenness; not in sexual impurity and promiscuity; not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to gratify its desires.

Romans 13:8-14
 

The truth is that love cannot manage on its own without an
objective moral standard. That is why Paul wrote not that ‘love is
the end of law’ but that ‘love is the fulfilment of the law. For love
and law need each other. Love needs law for its direction, while
law needs love for its inspiration. – John Stott
 

Do not take revenge or bear a grudge against members of your community, but love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.

Leviticus 19:18
 

The Christ follower’s posture towards God: a living sacrifice
(Romans 12:1)
The Christ follower’s posture towards the Church: service
(Romans 12:3-8)
The Christ follower’s posture towards his enemy: peace
(Romans 13:9-21)
The Christ follower’s posture towards the state: submission
(Romans 13:1-7)
The Christ follower’s posture towards his neighbor: love
(Romans 13:8-10)
 

Discard the deeds of darkness
Put on the armor of light
Walk with decency
Do not engage in carousing and drunkenness
Do not engage in sexual impurity and promiscuity
Do not engage in quarreling and jealousy
 

In the midst of crisis, the Christ follower is called to sober-minded living.
 

When we put on Christ Jesus, we cannot help but love God and love our neighbor as ourselves.

Holt Venue

Do not owe anyone anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, Do not commit adultery; do not murder; do not steal; do not covet; and any other commandment, are summed up by this commandment: Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law. Besides this, since you know the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, because now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

Romans 13:8-11
 

Besides this, since you know the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, because now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is nearly over, and the day is near; so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Romans 13:11-12
 

Let us walk with decency, as in the daytime: not in carousing and drunkenness; not in sexual impurity and promiscuity; not in quarreling and jealousy.

Romans 13:13
 

Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey and her words are smoother than oil, in the end she’s as bitter as wormwood and as sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps head straight for Sheol.

Proverbs 5:3-5
 

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to gratify its desires.

Romans 13:14
 

For a man’s ways are before the LORD’s eyes, and he considers all his paths.

Proverbs 5:21
 

REO Town Venue

Do not owe anyone anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, Do not commit adultery; do not murder; do not steal; do not covet; and any other commandment, are summed up by this commandment: Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law.

Romans 13:8-10
 

Agape love involves faithfulness, commitment, and an act of the will. It is distinguished from the other types of love by its lofty moral nature and strong character….Agape love as modeled by Christ is not based on a feeling; rather, it is a determined act of the will, a joyful resolve to put the welfare
of others above our own. – gotquestions.org
 

He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”

Matthew 22:37-40
 

One who isolates himself pursues selfish desires; he rebels against all sound wisdom.

Proverbs 18:1
 

Besides this, since you know the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, because now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is nearly over, and the day is near; so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk with decency, as in the daytime: not in carousing and drunkenness; not in sexual impurity and promiscuity; not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to gratify its desires.

Romans 13:11-14
 

Let us discard the deeds of darkness
Put on the armor of light
Let us walk with decency, as in the daytime
Put on the Lord Jesus Christ
Make no provision for the flesh

Westside Venue

You’re invited to join us on a 12 day, all-inclusive Israel Study Tour May 9-20, 2022!
 
You will be immersed in the land and lessons of the Bible as you’re led on a journey through Scripture while your local guide and driver will bring the past and present culture of Israel alive.
 
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We’re excited to gather and worship with some of Riv’s worship bands at our Holt Venue on October 22!
 
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A one day lunch and learn class to prepare MSU Venue students who are about to graduate this semester with helpful tools on how to faithfully follow Christ in their post-graduate/young professional years.
 
Join us after the service on Sunday, November 21st from 1:30pm-3:30pm in Erickson Hall.
 
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