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Sunday, September 17, 2023


Section Five, 



Now, this lesson on Two staying One is a bit more difficult to do

but with Love & Jesus - anything is possible!

All of my life, I have aimed to love God, and love others better.

Of course, I have read the Word on Love, so now a refresher so I can apply it.

Looking forward to this lesson.
Reading the following Scriptures this week:

John 13:34-35; John 15:12-17; 1 John 4:7-12; Galatians 5:13-26; 1 Corinthians 13

And the devotional has these subtitles/segments

"Real Love"
"A Special Kind of Love"
"Obeying the Command of Jesus"
"Following the Model of Jesus"
"Giving a Witness for Jesus"

You can watch a video of James Merritt on this:

Love: Can Two Stay One?

{it's not Jesus teaching, however he shares much of this devotional}

 "Jesus taught us through His teachings and His very life, that love is sacrificial. He gave everything for His disciples, and He gave everything for us. His example of sacrificial love is the very thing, that will not only make a marriage strong, but it will also fill it with joy-- creating a beautiful testimony of the God we serve. If you truly put our spouse first place-- over our own wants and needs-- the result will surprise you." 


"Lord, teach me to love from the love with which You've already loved me. May others know that Your Gospel is true because of the way I love."

Fall in Love - Stay in Love

Two can stay one by following the command of Jesus.

It's not a choice, or an option - it's a commandment!

And Jesus repeats this commandment 3 times!

Surely 1 Corinthians 13 sums up LOVE!

Yet even moreso

God is LOVE



offers the best




A Prayer of Love from 1 Corinthians 13

"Dear God,

Thank You that You are a loving, gracious God. Thank You that You’ve offered us forgiveness and the gift of new life in You. Thank You that Your love is perfect, it never fails, and that nothing can separate us from Your love.

We pray that our lives would be filled and overflowing with the power of Your love so we can make a difference in this world and bring honor to You. We ask for Your help in reminding us that the most important things are not what we do outwardly, it’s not based on any talent or gift, but the most significant thing we can do in this life is simply to love You and to choose to love others.

Lord thank You that Your love is patient. Help us show patience with those around us.

Lord thank You that Your love is kind. Help us to extend kindness to others.

Lord thank You that true love is not jealous. Help us cast aside feelings of jealousy or hatred towards others.

Lord thank You that your love does not brag and is not arrogant. Help us not to live with pride or arrogance, but to choose to walk with humility and grace.

Lord thank You that true love does not act unbecomingly. Lord help us to extend kindness instead of rudeness towards others. Help us to lay aside the critical tone and tearing down with our words, so that we can truly walk in peace.

Lord thank You that true love does not seek its own. Lord help us not to live selfishly, looking only to our own interests.

Lord thank You that true love is not provoked. Lord help us not to become easily angered. Help us not to be so quickly reactive, but instead slow to speak and slow to become angry.

Lord thank You that Your love does not take into account a wrong suffered. Lord help us not to hold grudges, but to choose to forgive, even when it’s difficult.

Lord thank You that Your love does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. Lord help us to love Your words of truth, may we walk in Your freedom and wisdom. Let it be what drives our lives and choices every day.

Lord thank You that Your love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, thank You that Your love never fails.

Help us to love as You love. Fill us with Your Spirit so that we can choose what is best. We are weak Lord, but we know also, that even when we are weak, You are strong within us. Thank You that it’s not all up to us. Thank You that You equip us to face each day with the power of Your love, Your forgiveness, and Your grace. We love You Lord, and we need You today, and every day, In Jesus’ Name, Amen "by Debbie McDaniel, for Your Daily Prayer, March 29, 2022 in my emails

[a very dear friend/sister gave me a link to a blog "Sayable" (Lore Wilbert) with a beautifully written blog post "What Love is This" based on 1 Corinthians 13, but could not locate to share the link. However, if you find it, you'll be glad you searched for it.]

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