LOVE the 937 ...because YOU are LOVED

LOVE THE 937

September 18, 2016

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Crazy thing is, if you've never immersed yourself into the God who IS LOVE, you won't realize your own personal lovability. Yet... when we step inside that Divine embrace we encounter a power that changes absolutely everything about who we are and what we can do. Come on in to worship this weekend as Pastor Mike helps recover our truest identity -

 

LOVE the 937
...because YOU are LOVED.

 

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"You are LOVED"

Ephesians 3:14-21



IDENTIFY (SELF PERCEPTION)

  • vs 16
  • “white-washed tombs” - Matthew 23:27-28
  • new birth—Ezra 36:26-27



ROOTED IN GOD'S LOVE

  • John 8:44
  • Romans 1:21
  • Revelation 2:2-4
  • Isaiah 49:15



TRUST GOD'S LOVE

  • John 8
  • vs 18, 21




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Crazy thing is, if you’ve never immersed yourself into the God who IS LOVE, you won’t realize your own personal lovability. Yet... when we step inside that Divine embrace we encounter a power that changes absolutely everything about who we are and what we can do. – Love the 937. Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View them here. When the page opens, click the date under NOTES (on the left hand side) to access the full document.

MONDAY: Ephesians 3:14-20
God loves you, period! Are you able to receive God’s love? Think about God’s love; what makes God’s love difficult to receive? How does receiving God’s love for you change your life every day?

TUESDAY: Romans 8:14-17
When you think about your identity, what do you think about? Job? Title? Family position? Do you realize that you are a Child of God? What does it mean for you to be a Child of God?

WEDNESDAY: Matthew 6:25-34
Worry is one of the major obstacles of faith. God wants to take care of you. Do you trust God to care for you? Why or why not?

THURSDAY: James 4:7-12
God desires a deep relationship with us. A deep relationship with God does not come automatically—it takes spiritual work. What “spiritual work” does James talk about in these verses? Is there an unhealthy relationship you have with another person that keeps you from a deep relationship with God?

FRIDAY: Psalm 73
The writer has been through a lot but is able to talk about how God has been there in the middle of the pain. What struggles do you face today? Where do you see God working in your life?

SATURDAY: Genesis 39
Joseph is sold by his own brothers as a slave. He is not having a good day, but his bad day gets worse when he is thrown in jail. Ever feel like you’re going through a series of bad days that just seem to get worse? How does Joseph handle it? What is his response to God? How do you handle those bad days? What is your response to God?

SUNDAY: Ephesians 3:17-19
What have you learned about God’s love for you this week? How has it changed your attitude towards God? How do you see yourself?


 

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Ephesians 3:14-21

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