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As we have been working our way through 1 John, we said we were going to focus on three avenues of love we are called to at a great level…

– God’s Love
– Our Struggling Love for the Lord
– Our Struggling Love for One Another

After a strong focus on the first two, John moves us into a deep consideration of what we call love when we say we love one another in the church.

Many have become suspect of the Lord and His Church because of experiences they have had when the promise of love falls short. Many our looking for something deeper than empty words, even when they are spoken with good intentions.

It was never God’s will for us to fall short or to struggle when it comes to love. A matter of fact, John’s first letter addresses this is great detail to lead to real change, real action, and real love.

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When we were young, we would chant the age old phrase “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” However, when we are honest about it, we know that rings hollow when it comes to our hearts.

One of the most powerful skills we have is our speech; power to heal and power to destroy. The Bible is clear in it’s encouragement and instruction of how to handle our words.

Dig in for some healing on your hurts and to explore how you can be one who speaks life into the darkness of hurting lives around you (and at times, in your own life).

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