Anticipation: An Advent Series

LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce

We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16

What is important is faith expressing itself in love. Gal 5:6b

Love God and love people. Just two rules.

36 “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”
37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
Matt 22:36-40

Let love be your highest goal! 1 Cor 14:1

Don’t confuse love with feelings.

Love is a sacrificial attitude accompanied by action.
Believe and accept God’s love and start over.

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 5:17

God’s love to us makes it possible to love.

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. 19 We love each other because he loved us first. 1 Jon 4:18-19

The Love Check List …..

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Cor 13:4-7

LEAP into love.

What does this kind of love look like in your life?
Time

Attitude – (With God and people)

Money

Spouse

Parenting

Employee on the job

Employer business owner

• In competition
• People in need
• People who annoy you
• People who make you angry
• People who don’t believe in Jesus

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