From the Pastor’s Heart
Love Gives us a Voice
The whole premise of our existence is love. God created us out of love, and when we entered into sin, he offered his son as redemption for us. God desires that we are reconciled to him and that we become his beloved through relationship with him and each other. Love gives us a voice to be in community with others and to communicate effectively. Sometimes the best form of love is expressed without words. It is in the ways we care for each other. We are all accountable for how we choose to use our voice. 1 Corinthians 13 can be used along with these questions to stir your soul and aid in a personal makeover if need be.
Can you define love?
What does it mean to respect other people?
Can you treat yourself with respect, even if other people don’t treat you with respect?
What are some ways to treat others with respect, even if they aren’t your friends? Even if they are different from you? What does this look like? How do you like to be treated?
What does the word “perfect” mean to you?
List some ways in which we can express true love for another.
What is it like to trust someone?
Is it possible to live without trusting someone?
Are we allowed to ignore those who need our help?
How can we understand people who are different from us?
Have you ever judged someone based on their appearance?
How are we treating those who are different from us?
What or who defines you?
“All men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.” ~ John 17:21
Blessings to all,
Pastor Olivet J. Brown