Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Monday, January 01, 2018

Three Types of People Christians Don't Love

There are three types of people in the world that Christians do not love with the Gospel. The first type are the people we witness to and do not love. The second type of unbelievers that we do not love are the ones we do not witness to. The third are people we love and do not witness to.

That sounds like double talk. Let’s change it. 1) We witness to people we love. 2) We love everybody and witness to them with love.

As Christians, we have the fruit of the Spirit—love. We are commanded to love neighbors and enemies. The first thing is to have the love. The second is to choose to love our neighbors and enemies.

Sometimes we can’t make the choice because we have lost the fruit of the Spirit, love. We lack the fruit of the Spirit of love because we are under the chastening of the Lord because of unconfessed sin. In order to get the love back, we must confess sin.

Once we get the love back, we can choose to love our neighbors and enemies and preach the gospel to them.

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