Touching Base 48
As you take a day for reflection, what are you learning about Jesus and His love for you?
If necessary, go back and read anything you received this past week that you want to reconsider … or that you missed!
The lesson this week was on Jesus’ command to love.
What new ideas were communicated to you in this lesson?
In what ways are you currently loving as Jesus commands?
In what ways are you experiencing the love of Jesus?
Which of the devotionals this week challenged you the most?
In “How Humble Are You,” Beth Yoe wrote:
Jesus was trying to instill in his followers the understanding that humility before God and man is a virtue every child of God needs to embrace at their very core. It is an essential attitude of our hearts. Humility is a correct estimation of self.
How is our humility related to Jesus’ command to love?
Is there anything about humility that is hard for you? That you struggle with?
In “Yes, I Will!” Beth included this verse from Ephesians:
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (v. 10).
In what ways is love an important aspect of our good works?
In “Love God, Love Others,” Beth wrote:
God wants us to love as He loves—selflessly, freely, graciously, compassionately, kindly, gently, humbly, and patiently.
Which one of these words most describes you? Which word do you struggle with most?
How does God’s love empower us to love as He loves?
Go a Step Beyond
You are an important part of God’s family. You are the hands and feet of God’s love to the world. You are God’s chosen ambassador! Take a few minutes to be watch the following video and be reminded of your important role in God’s family.
What Is the Church? @
Write It on Your Heart
Take a few minutes to memorize this verse:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37–38)