“MAKING LIFE WONDERFUL”
“God’s Love Language"
“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5, NKJV)
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman: Acts of service, Words of affirmation, Gift giving, Physical touch, and Quality time
1.) SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR GOD BY ACTS OF SERVICE
“Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.” (Psalm 100:2, NASB)
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” (Romans 12:1–2, NKJV)
2.) SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR GOD BY SERVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24, ESV)
➢ IT’S NOT “I HAVE TO”, BUT, “I GET TO!”
"Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said. (John 21:16, NLT)
3.) SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR GOD BY FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF JESUS
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45, NLT)
4.) SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR GOD BY THE STRENGTH HE PROVIDES
"God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another…Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.” (1 Peter 4:10–11, NLT)
Life Group Questions are:
In what ways you can show God your love for Him?
What is God’s primary love language?
Are you loving God in a way that He receives love?
What kind of attitude should you serve with and why is it important?
How can you cultivate a heart of servanthood?