Love – God’s Way

PRAY

 Read Matthew 22:36-40
Exodus 20:1-17 

“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'”
Matthew 22:37-39

WRITE

  • Jesus tells us that all of God’s law is dependent on these two commandments.  Divide the Ten Commandments into these two sections.
  • Is there a place in your life that you are not loving God with all your heart all your soul and all your mind? Have you made yourself an idol? Are you careless with your language? Write about it… and ask God to cleanse you and lead you into complete devotion to Him.
  • Is there a person in your life that you are not loving the way God has asked you to love?(see also John 13:34). Ask God to show you what you need to change and to love without strings .(see 1 Peter 1:22)

GROW

We often love with conditions. A kind of if… then sort of love. But, that’s not the kind of love that God directs us toward. Love me completely He tells us… then go out and love others. He doesn’t say when life is perfect, or when others are nice – he gives us no conditions. He calls us to love Him and love others the way He loves us – unconditionally & completely. Praying for you that He would help you to love earnestly from a pure heart today and every day.

No… I Love You More

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How to Act Like a True Christian – Digging Deep Into Romans 12:9-21

“Outdo one another in showing honor.” 
Romans 12:10b

Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.
Philippians 2:1-11

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  • Romans 12:10b is the opposite of what our culture encourages. It is not all about ME ME ME. Instead, who is our example (Philippians 2:1-11)?
  • What does Philippians 2:3 tell us about how we should think about others?
  • Do you think this only applies to our friends and family (see Matthew 5:44)?
  • It’s sometimes difficult to be nice or even to pray for someone we do not like. But, Genesis 1:27 has a great reminder. Write it down.
  • Now, insert the name of a person into verse 1:27. Then, write down a prayer for them.
  • Christ is our example. No matter how broken or sinful the person, he took time to stop, encourage, &  love those he came in contact with. Ask Him who you need to be showing more honor, then ask Him to change your heart and equip you with His love.

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This life really is all about Jesus. When we seek to emulate His sacrificial love, we teach others who He is. Go…Outdo yourself today! Praying for you…

Wear your Love

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How to Act Like a True Christian – Digging Deep Into Romans 12:9-21

“”Love one another with brotherly affection.” 
Romans 12:10

Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.
Colossians 3:12-14

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  • How are we called to clothe ourselves?
  • What binds together all of the characteristics?
  • Can others see that you are wearing the special garments that God has chosen for you?
  • Ask Him now to completely clothe and equip you to love the way He has called us to love.

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“Love one another as I have loved you.” John 13:34
Put on the garments the Lord has provided and love with His love! Praying for you…