Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Community News 2/14/18

Day 2 and 3 of Wk 2: Stop the Drama-Complaining

Day 2

1 John 4:7-21; Psalms 51:10
Others First Is Supernatural
Have you ever watched a small child play with their toys? Have you ever tried to play with that kid’s toys? What typically happens? They see you playing with their toy, run up to you, snatch the toy out of your hand, and yell, “Mine!”
The reality is you were that little kid at one point. We all were. We were born selfish, wanting what’s ours, and as we get older, that doesn’t necessarily change.
Living a selfless life doesn’t come naturally; it comes supernaturally. It comes from God. We should experience God’s love in such a real way that it motivates us and moves us to love others in the same way.
We can’t live an others-first kind of life on our own. We need to get it from God and allow Him to change us from the inside, which produces outward action.
Pray that you will understand and experience God’s love in such a real way that it causes you to love others in the same way.
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Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Hebrew 10:24-25; Genesis 2:18

Others First in All Life Brings
One of the first things God ever said about humans (found in Genesis 2:18) was that it’s not good for man to be alone.
We weren’t created to live this life on our own. That’s why God gave us each other.
Think about the friends you have. Do you just have fun together, or are you there to help each other when life gets hard?
Here’s the thing about good friends—they should be there for each other through thick and thin, through the good times and the bad times.
Friends exist to do life together. That means they have fun together, but it also means that when life gets hard, they are there for each other and go through it together.
We need each other to go through the good and bad times together.
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