Ephesians 5:3 says, there must be no sexual sin among you. Sexual sin doesn't just mean having sex before you're married. It also refers to pornography, sending nudes, oral sex, hand jobs, making crude jokes, and movies and images that make you think about sex.
Don't get me wrong, God loves sex - he invented it. But he designed it to be enjoyed as part of a committed relationship (marriage). Imagine trying to use a chainsaw to cut someone's hair. That's not what a chainsaw was designed for and someone is bound to get hurt. Sexual sin is the same.
Ephesians 5:2 says, Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ.
To love like Jesus, we need to look at the Bible.
Jesus was compassionate - Matthew 14:14
Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Jesus felt sorry for the people so he healed those who were sick.
Jesus was forgiving - Luke 23:34
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”
When he hung on the cross he forgave the people that put him there.
Jesus was humble and servant-hearted - Mark 10:45
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others.
He associated with people who others considered unimportant such as children, lepers, Samaritans, and tax collectors.
Jesus' love is great - John 15:13
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Jesus' love is so great that he sacrificed himself for us, his friends.
His love is great, it's big, it's huge!
Jesus loved in actions, not just words - 1 John 3:18
Let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.
Jesus didn't just say he loved people, he showed them by his actions. He loved them by healing them, feeding them, listening to them, being kind to them and dying for them.
Can you think of one way that you can love like Jesus today?
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.