How do you know if you’re growing as Jesus’ disciple? Is it seen in how hard you try or how involved you get or in how spiritually gifted you are? No! The truest measuring stick is the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23) That’s the benchmark of robust discipleship. And the first and preeminent benchmark of that nine-fold fruit is love. In this message, you will discover what biblical love is, how you measure up to the love standard of scripture, and the ways you can cultivate the fruit of love in your own life. At the end of the day, we hope that this sermon will help you to, as the Apostle John says, “not just say you love, but practice real love.” (1 John 3:18)

Portland Christian Center
Cultivate Love