Loving our Family (1 John 4:7-12)

1 John 4:7-12 Loving our Family Key Idea: Three realities of God’s love that strengthen our family in this unique season God’s love enables our love (v. 7-8) God’s love guides our understanding of life (v. 9-10) God’s love working through us makes Christ visible (v. 11-12) Practical ways to make our Savior visible through our love in this season: Consider where you might need to repent of a lack of love Consider attending an in-person service as a way to bless others Hope the best of others around you Connect with others......

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Episode 82: Lifting the Stigma of COVID

“Whether we come alongside to help someone weighed down with shame or we help confront the sources of stigma in our community, our great motive must be to fix our eyes more fervently onto Christ. Let’s take these steps to care for one another. As we do this, we will not only bring healing but also help to establish the loving voice of our Lord as the central voice guiding us here at Lighthouse.”...

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Episode 73: Am I Emotionally Healthy?

“Emotional health is not knowing how to always, “feel better.” Emotional health is knowing how to come to God as a complete person, no matter what you are facing. It’s not about immediately having God take away bad feelings.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Scripture: Psalm 42:5 Worship Still, My Soul be Still (https://youtu.be/27WmFfY3rwc) Oh the Deep, Deep Love (https://youtu.be/bJMiD4o4rws) Key Point – Emotional health means you understand what emotions you’re feeling, how they impact you, and how to engage them in a way that honors Christ. Discussion What emotions have you......

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Episode 51: Loving the Difficult

“When you’re saved, you’re not just getting a perfect Father in heaven who is loving you perfectly and endlessly, you are getting thousands of imperfect siblings on earth, and nobody will treat you just the way you would like. But that is part of God’s perfect design to help us display his love, and better understand the way he has loved us.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Open In Prayer Worship – How Deep the Father’s Love for Us – He Will Hold Me Fast Icebreaker Question: What is one of your......

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How Can I Pray for my Oppressed Neighbor?

Philippians 2:3 tells us to see others as more significant than ourselves. This mindset is a vital aspect of empathy in which someone else’s story, the valley of suffering they are in, their genuine needs, and who they are as a person are more valuable to me than my own life. This is the mind of Christ that was displayed on the cross, and it’s the only mindset that allows his love to truly flourish in our relationships. Prayer is one vital way we respond when a spotlight has been placed on the......

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Episode 44: Strengthening and Growing Community

“As a church family, we have to fight the pressures of the culture and the deceitfulness of our hearts that tell us not to get too close right now and not to share too much right now. But if we are truly to love one another and look out for their greatest good, then we must create moments where we give grace to one another and grow together to be more like Christ.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Open in Prayer Worship – There is a Higher Throne (Gettys) – Still, My......

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Episode 29: Grief and Lament

“Our close relationships, when they are at their best, bear this image of Christ to us. Like Christ they hear us, care for our tears, accept us, and don’t offer quick fixes or silver linings. Yet through prayer and sensitivity, they are somehow able to take us by the hand and journey with us toward Christ through the suffering. Distance from our friends who reflect Christ to us is an additional loss in a season of grief. So, what can we do? Scripture points to a critical way to express the messiness and......

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