The Bible's definition of love is a lot different than our society's definition. God's Word teaches us that love is a choice, rather than just a feeling. God has shown us what true love is all about and He has promsed to empower believers with His love. In this message, we learn how to build stronger families with love.
Growing Your Family with Love
Growing a Stronger Family – Part 1
Life Church St. Louis – February 12, 2012
Pastor Dan Walker
Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
1. What is love?
A. The world says love is only a __________________
B. The world says love is _________________
C. God says love is a _________________
Colossians 3:14 (NIV) And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
D. God says love is _________________
1 John 3:18 (NIV) Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
2. How does love act?
A. Love takes ______________
1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV) Love is patient, …
Ephesians 4:2b (NLT) Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love.
B. Love __________
1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV) Love is kind. …
Ephesians 4:32 (NLT) Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
C. Love ___________
1 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV) It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
D. Love never _____________
1 Corinthians 13:7-8 (NIV) It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.