Do Everything In Love

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Sunday, 01 January 2012

 

 

At the heart of our transforming faith is a relational faith. We were chosen by Him in love and born again into community to love one
another. How might this year’s church theme transform the way we relate to God, one another and those who’ve yet to experience His
love?


 Do
 Everything
 In Love

1) Foundations: To “do everything in love”, we need to…

1. L_______ in love
1 John 4:16 “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.”

2. W_______ in love
2 John 1:6 “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.”

3. A_______ in love
Romans 14:15 “If your brother is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love.
1 John 3:18 “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”

The 5 Love languages: Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Tangible Gifts, Acts of Service.

2) Application: If our love is in short supply, wearing thin or grown cold - take the “iL____ 6S” Challenge!

1. S_______ time alone with God daily (Lk 9:23, Ps 5:3, Mark 1:35)

2. S_______ the good in one another (Phil 2:3, 1 Cor 13:5,7)

3. S_______ one another in love (Gal 5:13, 1 Pet 4:10, Mark 10:45)

4. S_______ the truth in love (Eph 4:15)

5. S_______ to those He places over us (James 4:7, Heb 13:17, 1 Pet 2:13)

6. S_______ the course (1 Cor 13:7)

Resolutions & Action
1. By His grace, which of the 6 “love” challenges is God asking me to work on? (Tick the weakest 3)
2. Next to each of the 6 challenges listed above, name someone who strikes you as an example you could follow. Use the “Do Everything in Love” post-ids to write appreciation notes to them today! Stick it on the “notice wall” outside.
3. Our mission: “We spur one another to grow as disciples of Christ, living out fully God’s purposes for our lives.” Who is/are God prompting me to especially spur in 2012 to fulfil God’s purposes for him/her/them?