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Genuine Love: Truthful and Tender

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Date: October 1, 2017

Speaker: Jay O'Brien

Series: Glorifying God in All Things

Scripture: Romans 12:9–12:10

  • Genuine love detests what harms and delights in what heals
  • Genuine love detests what harms and delights in what heals

36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shalllove your neighbor as yourself. - Matthew 22:36-39

27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness. 28 So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. - Matthew 23:27-28

  • Genuine love detests what harms and delights in what heals



  • Genuine love is expressed through personal and public affection 
  • Genuine love is expressed through personal and public affection 


“Biblically, tenderness is what follows when someone reveals to you your own inner beauty, when you discover your belovedness, when you experience that you are deeply and sincerely liked by someone.” Brennan Manning, The Wisdom of Tenderness


  • Genuine love is expressed through personal and public affection


  • Genuine love is empowered when genuine love is experienced through the gospel