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Love Like Jesus - Part 7 - Practical

If we are to love like Jesus, then we need to understand and accept how Christ has loved us first. And once we understand and accept that love, we can reflect that love in our relationships and world. I believe Jesus loved practically.

Jesus was not a philosopher that just spoke about concepts and ideas, he was a practioner. He acted on behalf of the Kingdom of God.

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Love Like Jesus - Part 6 - Relevance

If we are to love like Jesus, then we need to understand and accept how Christ has loved us first. And once we understand and accept that love, we can reflect that love in our relationships and world. I believe Jesus loved through relevance.

It is interesting to me that Jesus approached each interaction uniquely. He did not have a cookie cutter approach, but interacted with them based on who they were and where they were at. 

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Love Like Jesus - Part 5 - Forgiveness

If we are to love like Jesus, then we need to understand and accept how Christ has loved us first. And once we understand and accept that love, we can reflect that love in our relationships and world. I believe Jesus loved with his forgiveness.

Jesus modelled forgiveness in his interactions with friends and persecuters.

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Love Like Jesus - Part 4 - Vulnerability

If we are to love like Jesus, then we need to understand and accept how Christ has loved us first. And once we understand and accept that love, we can reflect that love in our relationships and world. I believe Jesus loved with vulnerability.

He made himself vulnerable. By becoming a human he put himself into a position where he was vulnerable.

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Love Like Jesus - Part 3 - Prophetically

If we are to love like Jesus, then we need to understand and accept how Christ has loved us first. And once we understand and accept that love, we can reflect that love in our relationships and world. I believe Jesus loved prophetically

Jesus looked past what the disciples were doing and who they were in the moment, to see and draw out their potential. Just look at Peter the brash fisherman or Levi the tax collector.

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Love Like Jesus - Part 2 - Serve

If we are to love like Jesus, then we need to understand and accept how Christ has loved us first. And once we understand and accept that love, we can reflect that love in our relationships and world. I believe Jesus came as a servant. He came to serve, not be served.

If you are a youth leader, there is a reasonable chance that you know what it is to serve. Many youth leaders that I know, including myself, have served in multiple ways. We are often creative, or tech savvy, or good communicators, good leaders etc which means our involvement in our local church is often more than just our department.

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Love Like Jesus - Part 1 - Humility

If we are to love like Jesus, then we need to understand and accept how Christ has loved us first. And once we understand and accept that love, we can reflect that love in our relationships and world. I believe Jesus came in a spirit of humility. He came down from heaven and became flesh - he did not sit above and aloof but humbled himself to come as a man.

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