Practicing Sacrificial Love

John 15:12-13

12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Practicing Sacrificial Love

“We are to love each other as Jesus loved us, and he loved us enough to give his life for us. We may not have to die for someone, but there are other ways to practice sacrificial love: listening, helping, encouraging, giving. Think of someone in particular who needs this kind of love today. Give all the love you can, and then try to give a little more.” (Life Application Study Bible 1772)

Work Cited

Life Application Study Bible. Zondervan, 2011. p. 1772.

My Love, Mi Amor

Psalm 119:167

167

I obey your statutes,
for I love them greatly.

Psalm 62:7

7

My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

Jonah 2:9

9

But I, with shouts of grateful praise,
will sacrifice to you.
What I have vowed I will make good.
I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’”

Life in Christ

John 10:10

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

“In contrast to the thief who takes life, Jesus gives life. The life he gives right now is abundantly richer and fuller. It is eternal, yet it begins immediately. Life in Christ is lived on a higher plane because of his overflowing forgiveness, love, and guidance. Have you taken Christ’s offer of life?” (Life Application Study Bible 1758)

Work Cited

Life Application Study Bible. Zondervan, 2011. p. 1758.

My Shepherd

Psalm 23

1
The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.