Masters Plan

Go Therefore and Make Disciples

LOVING OTHERS

Our Relationship WIth Others

LOVING OTHERS

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.   1 John 4:11

I pray that you will understand the words of Jesus, “Love one another as I have loved you.”  Ask yourself, “How has he loved me?  Do I really love others in the same way?”  Unless this love is among us, we can kill ourselves with work and it will only be work, not love.  Work without love is slavery.

                                       Mother Teresa

 

 

If we truly love people, we will desire for them far more than it is within our power to give them, and this will lead us to prayer:  Intercession is a way of loving others.

Richard Foster

 

 

The proof that you love someone is not that you have warm affectionate feelings toward them. The proof is in your actions, your words and your sacrifice, your willingness to give the best of yourself and your willingness to get nothing in return.
Katherine Walden

 

 

Love does not inquire into the character of the recipient but it asks what he needs. It does not love him because he is such-and-such a person but because he is there. In all this it is quite the opposite of natural love: it "does not seek its own.”  It does not perform the characteristic natural impulse of love and life. Therefore it is basically independent of the conduct of the other person; it is not conditional but absolute. It wants nothing for itself but only for others. Therefore it is also not vulnerable. It never ‘reacts’ but is always ‘spontaneous,’ emerging by its own strength—rather, from the power of God. Love is the real God-likeness of man for which he has been created. In so far as love is in man he really resembles God and shows himself to be the child of God.

Emil Brunner

 

 

There are many who want me to tell them of secret ways of becoming perfect and I can only tell them that the sole secret is a hearty love of God, and the only way of attaining that love is by loving. You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so you learn to love God and man by loving. Begin as a mere apprentice and the very power of love will lead you on to become a master of the art.

Francis de Sales

HMMM {QUESTIONS}

Questions:

  • What do you believe you need to do to grow/develop into a more loving person?
  • How can you put into practice, this week, loving someone but not expecting anything in return?
  • How will you apply the truths in this topic to your life this week?   Be specific.

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verses related to this topic

  • Deuteronomy 10:19

    Deuteronomy 10:19

    So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.

  • Matthew 5:43-44

    Matthew 5:43-44

    “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,”

  • Matthew 22:39-40

    Matthew 22:39-40

    “The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

  • John 13:34-35

    John 13:34-35

    "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

  • John 15:12

    John 15:12

    “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.”

  • Romans 13:10

    Romans 13:10

    Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

  • 1 Corinthians 13

    1 Corinthians 13

    If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

  • 1 Thessalonians 3:12

    1 Thessalonians 3:12

    and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you;

  • 1 Peter 1:22

    1 Peter 1:22

    Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,

  • 1 John 3:14

    1 John 3:14

    We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.

  • 1 John 4:7-8

    1 John 4:7-8

    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

  • 1 John 4:11-12

    1 John 4:11-12

    Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.

  • 1 John 4:19-21

    1 John 4:19-21

    We love, because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.

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