BECOMING LOVE IN A WORLD FULL OF SETBACKS AND DIFFICULT PEOPLE
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Give thanks to the Lord for his love endures forever!
This Week's Agenda
9:15 - Zoom Room opens--if you get here early, you can chat and get used to all the buttons! Note that if you click the "grid" icon at the upper left corner of this black screen, you will be able to see ALL FACES on one screen. YAY
Walk-through of other ZOOM features (CHAT BUBBLE at bottom of screen allows you to chat with each other --everyone OR privately to one person; MUTE button is the microphone at the bottom left of screen; VIDEO button lets you dim the screen if you have to leave temporarily; WAVE your hand in front of the camera if you have a question or comment)
9:30 - Class begins: Warm up & Chat Rooms (?)
9:40 - Scripture Study: See your Handout #7 and your journal
11:00 - Discuss Book: Discuss chapters 14-15 from book
11:20 - Homework reminder, Closing & Break for prayer
11:30 - Official end time but you are welcome to linger in your group for prayer til noon!
Scriptures for Today
JOHN 13:34... IS IT A STATE OF BEING OR A STATE OF DOING?
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
ROMANS 12... WHAT WILL YOU "PRACTICE" AS A DISCIPLE THIS WEEK?
6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them accordingly: if [someone has the gift of] prophecy, [let him speak a new message from God to His people] in proportion to the faith possessed; 7 if service, in the act of serving; or he who teaches, in the act of teaching; 8 or he who encourages, in the act of encouragement; he who gives, with generosity; he who leads, [d]with diligence; he who shows mercy [in caring for others], with cheerfulness.
9 Love is to be sincere and active [the real thing—without guile and hypocrisy].
Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness];
hold on tightly to what is good.
10 Be devoted to one another with [authentic] brotherly affection [as members of one family],
give preference to one another in honor;
11 never lagging behind in diligence;
aglow in the Spirit,
enthusiastically serving the Lord;
12 constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in Christ],
steadfast and patient in distress,
devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, and strength],
13 contributing to the needs of God’s people,
pursuing [the practice of] hospitality.