Worship Service September 20, 2020

COVID-19: Online Worship Service Only

Sunday - 9AM

Sep. 20, 2020

40 Days Of Love

It’s All About Love

1 John 4:7-21

1. Introduction:

“Let love be your greatest aim.”    1 Corinthians 14:1

 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. And love your neighbor as yourself. There are no commands more important than these."   Mark 12:30-31

“Everything you do must be done with love.”  1 Corinthians 16:14

2. The Basics Of Love:

     a. We love because God loves ____________.

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

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

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

      b. Love is a ____________ and a ____________.

 “Choose to love the Lord your God…and commit yourself to him…”  Deuteronomy 30:20

     c. Love is an ____________ not just an ____________.

 “Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”  1 John 3:18  

      d. Love is a ____________ I can learn.

 “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

 “Practice these things and devote yourself to them, in order that your progress may be seen by all.”  1 Timothy 4:15

      e. Love is a ____________.

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

 “If you only love those who love you, what credit is that to you?”  Luke 6:32

 “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

 3. Pre-Series Self Evaluation…Assess Your Relationships:

      a. Parents_________________________: 1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                     Poor        Great 

      b. Siblings_________________________:  1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                     Poor        Great

     c. Spouse _________________________: 1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                   Poor        Great

     d. Relative_________________________: 1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                    Poor        Great

      e. Coworkers ______________________: 1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                      Poor        Great

      f. Neighbors_______________________: 1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                      Poor        Great

      g. Different/Difficult ________________: 1---3---5---7---9

                                                                                            Poor        Great

      h. Children ________________________: 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  

 4. Conclusion…How To Become Great At Relationships:

      a. Commit to ____________.

      b. Learn how ____________ did it.

      c. Practice the ____________.

      d. Develop the ____________.

      e. ____________ God to help.

   “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