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TEN WAYS TO SHOW YOUR LOVE! SCRIPTURE - John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. (35) By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

TEN WAYS TO SHOW YOUR LOVE!

John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. (35) by this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

Your love?Saying you love someone is easy.Showing them through your action is much more difficult.We will look at ten ways to show your love.

I. LISTEN WITHOUT INTERPRETINGProverbs 18:13 He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him.

II. SPEAK WITHOUT ACCUSINGJames 1:19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

III. GIVE WITHOUT SPARINGLuke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.

IV. PRAY WITHOUT CEASINGColossians 1:9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

V. ANSWER WITHOUT ARGUINGProverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, Than a house full of feasting with strife.

VI. SHARE WITHOUT PRETENDINGLuke 6:35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.

VII. ENJOY WITHOUT COMPLAINTPhilippians 2:14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,

VIII. TRUST WITHOUT WAVERING1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; (5) does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; (6) does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; (7) bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

IX. FORGIVE WITHOUT PUNISHINGColossians 3:12-13 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; (13) bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you

X. PROMISE WITHOUT FORGETTING Deuteronomy 23:23 That which has gone from your lips you shall keep and perform, for you voluntarily vowed to the LORD your God what you have promised with your mouth. Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

Your love?Letting someone know you love them with words is important.But, if we dont show them our love in our actions the words are meaningless.- 1 John 3:18-19 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 19 And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. Words dont meet the needs of those around us. - James 2:15-16 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?

Your love?James equates this with faith without works. - James 2:17-20 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe--and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?

Your love?Do you think faith will save you without the actions to back it up? - James 2:21-26 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. 25 Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Do you love God?Do your actions show your love for God?

John 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."

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