Loving Your Neighbor Through Prayer

Along with actions we can love our neighbors through prayer! To intercede in prayer on someone’s behalf is an incredible gift the Lord has given us, and he promises to listen: “When you call on me and come and pray to me, I will listen to you” (Jeremiah 29:12, personalized)....

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Loving Your Neighbor Through Actions

Jesus gave a New Command: “Love one another as I have loved you; so you must love one another.” He went on to say, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Our actions reveal the true nature of our heart. When we...

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Joy!

When we are daily faced with a barrage of negative words and acts throughout the world, it is almost counter-intuitive to embody a joyful spirit. Yet true joy—Godly JOY—comes from knowing the One who is ever remaining in love, peace, and joy. In the book Every Thing You Ever Wanted...

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10 “First Loved to Love” Factoids

The mission of First Loved Ministries is to “partner with Jesus in training people to experience God’s love more deeply and remove barriers to receiving and sharing His love.” Our First Loved to Love curriculum provides training in these areas through practices developed to help you daily experience just how...

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God’s Love

God’s love for us goes beyond words. After all, “God is love” (1 John 4:16). He is the fullest embodiment and expression of love that we will ever know. To capture this in any one language is impossible. However, God himself has revealed to us through his Word various characteristics...

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Do We Really Love AS Jesus Has Loved Us?

A story that has circulated for some time is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco: “Mom and Dad, I’m coming home, but I’ve got a favor to ask. I have a friend I’d like to...

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The Love Chapter

1 Corinthians 13 has come to be universally known as the “Love Chapter.” But why, when in it Paul writes more about what love is NOT? We use this scripture passage to demonstrate the Biblical use of antonyms for love when practicing the Synonym/Antonym Meditation Exercise. So what would synonyms...

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Surrendering to the Lord

Do you freely surrender yourself to the Lord as an act of worship? Expressing ourselves freely in worship probably takes place most often when we gather in church. There can be a strong sense of surrender when we gather to give praise and honor to the One who deserves all...

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5 Ways to Love Like Jesus

In Luke 6:40, Jesus says, “The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.” We can infer from the text that Jesus is referring to himself as the “teacher” and his disciples as “the student.” While this verse is couched between...

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