"Saturday Night Alive”
God’s Valentine Gift SNA-Feb. 8, ‘20
Last month I learned that by loving Jesus 1st, others 2nd, and myself 3rd, I can experience true _______. But this is not always easy to do. I want to put ME first. God knows I need help. So He sends his ________ ______________ to live in me when I commit my life to him (A-B-C-). I must rely on HS power within me to live God’s way having true joy.
This week we celebrate ____________________________ Day. It is a special day to celebrate l_________. The Bible tells me that “…God is __________. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son (Jesus) into the world that we might live through Him.” (1John 4:8-9) This is the greatest act of real love for us by our Holy God, sacrificing His Son to take away our sins. Perfect love is who God is and what He is all about.
Love is an action word involving “doing”. The Bible says:
- Love cares more for ____________ than for self.
- Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
- Love doesn’t force itself on others.
- Love isn’t always ______ first.
- Love doesn’t fly off the handle.
- Love doesn’t keep score of the wrongs of others.
- Love trusts G______ always.
- Love never dies. (1Cor. 13 The Msg.)
I thank God for sending J__________ as the only acceptable sacrifice for my _______ and selfishness. God sent Jesus to die in my place, not because I deserve it, but because He l_________ me so much. Abundant eternal (forever) life in Jesus is God’s great Valentine g_______ to me. But I must receive God’s precious gift by A-B-C-ing. Then I need to trust & o________ Him through the Holy Spirit who lives in me. “…and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect.” (1John 4:16-17) Jesus said, “If you obey My commands, you will remain in My l_______...you will be filled with My joy…Love one another the way I loved you.” (John 15:10-12)
Table Prayer: Let’s thank God for His amazing perfect love for us & choose to love others in the same way that God loves us---unconditionally, by the power of His Holy Spirit!!
“Take Home Thought”: God is love. He loves me. He wants me to love others. Thank you God that You are all about love.
CHALLENGE: Let’s think about who we can reach out to and then “Love them like JESUS”.