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Jesus said the world would know we are Christians by our love. Measuring ourselves by the standard here, do they know us? Do they know you?
This model of love should be our goal. Not a new year's resolution, but a lifetime goal. But we need to remember we can't manufacture this kind of love in our lives. It comes from God, not from inside us. This kind of love is in God's very nature. As we become more like him, our love will grow.
My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 NLT)
When we commit fully to Christ, we become dead to ourselves, but Christ becomes alive in us and loves others through us. Only through his love can we love the unlovable.
Consider this …
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23 NAS)
Seek him . . . and walk in love.
These thoughts were drawn from …
Understanding Depression: Overcoming Despair through Christ by Donald G. Miles, Ed.D. This study deals with depression, a condition common throughout the world, and is suggested for use in support groups and Christian counseling.
Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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