“GEMS OF GOD’S LOVE”
“LOVE THAT MATTERS”
"Not everyone who calls out to me, 'Lord! Lord!' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.”
Matt 7:21 NLT
A LOVE THAT HAS MATURED!!
“ ‘Stand up, son of man,’ said the voice. ‘I want to speak with you.’ The Spirit came into me as he spoke, and he set me on my feet…” Ezekiel 2:1-2 NLT
“Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for Israel. Whenever you receive a message from me, warn people immediately.” Ezekiel 3:17 NLT
A LOVE THAT PAYS ATTENTION TO DETAILS!!
“And now, son of man, take a large clay brick and set it down in front of you. Then draw a map of the city of Jerusalem on it. Show the city under siege. Build a wall around it so no one can escape. Set up the enemy camp, and surround the city with siege ramps and battering rams. Then take an iron griddle and place it between you and the city... ‘Now lie on your left side and place the sins of Israel on yourself. You are to bear their sins for the number of days you lie there on your side. I am requiring you to bear Israel’s sins for 390 days—one day for each year of their sin. After that, turn over and lie on your right side for 40 days—one day for each year of Judah’s sin.” Ezekiel 4:1-4 NLT
A LOVE THAT IS DISCIPLINED!!
IF THERE’S NO SACRIFICE, THERE’S NO LOVE!!
“Ration this out to yourself, eight ounces of food for each day, and eat it at set times. Then measure out a jar of water for each day, and drink it at set times.” Ezekiel 4:10-11 NLT
A LOVE THAT’S WILLING TO LOOK FOOLISH FOR THE RELATIONSHIP!!
“But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:33 NKJV
Life Group Questions:
Why is Growth and Maturity important in a relationship (Spiritual and Practical)?? How has Maturity affected your walk with the Lord??
Why does paying attention to details and the little things important for a relationship with God/Spouse??
Share of a time when you sacrificed something or disciplined yourself to better your relationship. (God and/or Spouse)
In your own personal testimony, How have you proven your love for God??