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The Prayer Covenant: Compassion

February 1, 2015 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: The Prayer Covenant

Scripture: 1 John 3:16–3:18

The Prayer Covenant: Compassion
Empower me to love others the way You love me.
1 John 3:16–18
February 1, 2015


I. The way You love me. 1 John 3:16–18; 2 Corinthians 1:3–4

II. Called to love both believers and neighbors. 1 John 3:16b; Matthew 22:38–40

III. We are to love in action. 1 John 3:17–18

IV. We are called to love in truth. 1 John 3:18


  • Sharing God’s love is one of the greatest privileges of “following Jesus together.” Consider a few of those who have been instruments of God’s love to you—what specifically do you appreciate about them?
  • Why is it so important to abide in God’s love in order to love others? What are triggers that help remind you that you are one of God’s ‘dearly loved children’?
  • What are your preferred ways of sharing God’s love with others? What are specific ways you might be a blessing to others?

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