Need of the Week: Acceptance In Parenting/Family Relationships Receiving others willingly and unconditionally (even when their behavior has been imperfect) and loving them in spite of any differences that may exist between you. Romans 15:7 A. What About the Kids? – They have “needs” too! (Acceptance) 1. Think of a time that your Children […]
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Acceptance in the Family of God – now there’s an idea ! You already know how much is at stake when it comes to our acceptance and loving each other, right? Let’s talk about what characterizes acceptance inside the family of Christ’s followers. Have you seen clear examples of acceptance among believers – done well […]
Our focus: Acceptance In Marriage Many of us have a tough time separating acceptance of a person from not accepting the person’s behavior. Of course…it is easy to accept – have a positive, favorable response to – a person when his/her behavior is what we’d hoped. But, what do we do to show our spouse […]
Principle 1: True Freedom – An intimate knowledge of God`s truth sets us free to love and be loved. (John 8:31, 32)
Principle 2: Universal Need – Everyone is 100% needy of God’s love and provision 100% of the time. (Acts 17:25)
Principle 3: Deep Comfort – Mourning hurt and guilt prepares the heart to receive God’s comfort. (Matthew 5:4)
Principle 4: Complete Trust – Knowing God’s love replaces fear and insecurity with growing faith and confidence in him. (Proverbs 3:5,6 Basic Principle by Questions After thinking of a person in whom you have (have had) a great deal of trust, would you list a couple of reasons why you trust/trusted them? Please list more […]
Principle 6: Promised Mercy – Showing mercy through forgiving others removes anger and bitterness. (Ephesians 4:31, 32)
Principle 7: 20/20 Vision – Be free to know God and experience his love. (Ephesians 3:17-21)
Principle 8: Make Peace – Be free to love people and show them how to love. (Matthew 5:9) Basic Principle by Questions When you love someone, what are some ways you show it? When the person you love asks you to do something significant, what is your typical response? What has God asked / told […]
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