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It's All About Love

IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE

40 Days of Love Preparation

 

“Do everything in love.”  1 Corinthians 16:14 (NIV)

 

LIFE IS ABOUT LOVING GOD AND LOVING PEOPLE

Matthew 22:37-39

 

THE BASICS OF LOVE

 

·         WE LOVE BECAUSE ______________________________

        “Love comes from God…for God is love.”                            1 John 4:7-8 (NLT)

 

        “We love because God first loved us.”                                    1 John 4:19 (NIV)

 

        “We know and rely on the love God has for us.”                 1 John 4:16a (NIV)

 

 

·         LOVE IS A ____________ AND A ____________________

      Choose to love the Lord your God… and commit yourself to him…”

                                                                                                Deuteronomy 30:20 (NLT)

 

 

·         LOVE IS ________________________________________

        “Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”

                                                                                                                1 John 3:18 (NIV)

 

 

·         LOVE IS ________________________________________

        “Dear friends, let us practice loving each other, for love comes from

        God and those who are loving and kind show that they are the children

        of God, and that they are getting to know him better.”              1 John 4:7 (LB)

 

        “Practice these things and devote yourself to them, in order that your

        progress may be seen by all.”                                                  1 Tim. 4:15 (TEV)

 

 

·         LOVE IS ________________________________________

        “Continue to love each other with true Christian love.”  Hebrews 13:1 (NLT)

 

“If you only love those who love you, what credit is that to you?” Lk 6:32 (NIV)               

“Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don't drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in       you. Test it out. If you fail the test, do something about it.”                                                                            2 Corinthians 13:5 (Mes)

40 Days of Love Pre-Test

ASSESSING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

 

               

        Spouse                                                                                  1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                                        Poor              Great

       

        Children ___________________________                1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                                        Poor              Great

 

        Parents                                                                                 1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                                        Poor              Great

 

        Marriage Prospects (If you’d like to marry)                  1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                                        Poor              Great

 

        Relative____________________________               1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                                        Poor              Great

 

        Coworkers__________________________              1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                                        Poor              Great

 

        Neighbors __________________________               1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                                        Poor              Great

       

        Different/Difficult ____________________                1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                                        Poor              Great

       

        Jesus: “ By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you

        have love one to another.”                                                         John 13:35 (KJV)

 

HOW TO BECOME GREAT AT RELATIONSHIPS

 

                        1. ________________________________

 

                        2. ________________________________

 

                        3. ________________________________

 

                        4. ________________________________

 

                        5. ________________________________

       

 

“This is my prayer for you: that your love will grow more and more, and that you will have knowledge and understanding with your love.”

                                                                                                 Philippians 1:9 (NCV)

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