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Love One Another

Warm-Up: Pray: "Jesus, when you walked this earth, you declared a new way of living. Continue to declare it in my heart through the Holy Spirit. Without you, I can't love well." Write out John 13:34-35 in your journal.

Round 1: Underline the phrase "love one another" every time it appears in these verses. Now rate yourself on how well you love other people—on a scale of 1-10. 1 being you don't love others at all, 10 being you couldn't love people more.

Round 2: List at least 3 types of people that you don't love well and why. Ask God for ideas on how to love these people. Pray that God would change your heart and make it soft towards all people.

Round 3: Take 5 minutes to build a list of the ways God loves you. Don't rush. Close your eyes if you have to. Don't go to the next step until you have a list of at least 5 things. Use your Bible to help you if you need it.

Burnout: Pray: "Jesus, I accept the new command that you have given me: to love others well. Since you have loved me unconditionally, my only response must be to love others well.  This is how everyone will know that I am your disciple, when I love others." Today, do the hard thing, and find a way to show God's love to someone on your list. Do it.

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