Embrace the Word ~ February 2024: Bold Love Week 3

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Hi Friends! I cannot believe February is halfway done! March will be here before we know it. 

Welcome to week three of the Embrace the Word study Bold Love! Week two was all about God’s command to love. Early on in the pages of scripture, God says we are to Love Him with all our hearts, our souls, and our minds and love our neighbors as ourselves. 

Jesus made this statement at the Last Supper, just after He washed the disciples’ feet: 

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

Jesus’ directive in John 13:34-35 to His disciples, urging them to love one another as He has loved them, represented a revolutionary concept since no one had previously shown love in this manner. This “new” command transcends the conventional understanding of love. It established a new benchmark rooted in the examples set by Jesus himself. While it may have been a novel concept, it ultimately aligned with God’s original plan from the beginning. 

Love should be the greatest hallmark of our faith- not our Sunday best, our Christian jargon, or the scripture decals on our cars. Those things are great, but the world will know that we belong to Jesus because we love! We should be marked by love so significantly that the world is drawn to it, longing to be a part of such a loving family!  

Yes! Last week’s lessons were power-packed! And this week we are going higher! We are exploring Radical Love! We will first look at some of Jesus’ words from the Sermon on the Mount, then we will look at Paul’s description of Christian love from Romans 12. 

It’s not too late to join in or catch up! Bold Love is a message that the whole church needs to hear, and you could be the vessel God uses to share His truth! 

Here’s Week ​Three’s Devotional Guide​

If you are catching up get Week One ​here​ and Week Two ​here​

And here is the ​Bold Love Challenge​! Let intentionally spread love! 

Remember, I’m here when you need me! Reach out for anything. I promise, i’ll respond. You’re also welcome to join us in the Sparrow’s Song ​Facebook Group​, follow us on ​Instagram​, or respond to this email address.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

Your friend in the journey, 

Remember, The Word W.O.R.K.S.! We can walk in Wholeness, Obedience, Righteousness, and Kingdom Success through the Word of God

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