Day 4: Our Vision: Real Relationships
We strongly believe that everybody wants and needs real relationships and that real relationships are experienced through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Love for God and others is the hallmark characteristic of Christian spiritual growth and maturity. Therefore, we encourage people to grow in real relationships with God and others that are motivated by love.
“‘And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)
“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” (John 13:35)
What do you think it means that you are “in Christ Jesus” (v. 30)?
According to John 13:35, what is the best way we can reveal to others that we are followers of Jesus?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Psalm 103 & 119:1-48
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
PRAYER: On your own, take the opportunity to pray for the a friend or colleague. The following outline may be helpful.
Four Prayers for Your Friend:
- Thank God for the miracle of friendship.
- Thank God for any way in which your friend has changed your life.
- Commit your friend’s future to the Lord.
- Ask God for help in figuring out what your part in that future may be.
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