Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sunday Circles - The Purpose

Sunday Circles
        Building Your Family With Friends
Church On The Rock
February 22, 2015

Hymn: Down at the Cross
Memory Verse: Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Lesson: The Purpose

Pastor remarks and intro of first principle

First Principle: Love Languages
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 9:22b I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
Meanings are not in words they are in people.
Love has many languages.
In order to know what is meant, we must understand the language being spoken.
Some people are concerned that their kindness might come across as interest or flirtation … other people aren’t concerned and they should be.  
Discuss these love languages:
Words of Affirmation
Acts of Service
Gift Exchange
Quality Time
Physical Touch
Question: Which love language(s) do you most identify with?
Conclusion: When we interact with others we love, it is important that we speak their language so that our love can be effectively communicated and accurately interpreted, remembering not everyone speaks the same love language.  

Pastor remarks and intro of second principle

Second Principle: Tough Love
Scripture Reference: Hebrews 12:6 For whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son He receives.
Love does not always say yes.
Love obligates us to be responsibly honest.
Question: Discuss some of the tougher obligations love may require.
Follow Up Question: Is tough love a withholding of love or an expression of love?
Conclusion: Love often demands we be responsibly honest, especially when we are a responsible party. Love does not demand we always do what the other person desires. Love can and, at times, must stand on its own ground and reach toward the highest goal … that can be tough.

Pastor closing remarks

    Connect Cards; Offering and Prayer
    Memory Verse

    Pre-Praise & Worship Prayer will be in the Sanctuary Studio. Worship will begin in just a few minutes.