Love One Another: 20 Practical Lessons [Book Review]

Our popular tell us: “All we need it love,” and “I will always love you,” and they even point to a “Higher love.”stars 5

This is something Jesus told us two thousand years ago. Love One Another

Somebody asked Him: “Which is the great commandment in the Law?”  (Matthew 22:36). Jesus answered it in one word.

Love.

In fact, just before Jesus demonstrated His love by laying down His life, He issued a command to His disciples—and to us: “Love one another.”

Okay, so that’s great.

We all agree it all boils down to love. But what does love look like? How do we do it?

I just finished a great book that helps answer that question.

God Will Never Give Up on You

Imagine with me you have a child—and only one.

The delivery had complications, but the child lived. So you name him Nathaniel—“given of God.”

God will never give up on you.

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While recovering at home, you begin the ritual every three hours of feeding little Nathaniel and rocking him while he screams through fits of colic. Without missing one feeding, or letting one diaper go unchanged, or any needs unmet, you never give up because you know your child would literally die without your care.

And as Nathaniel grows, you teach him to walk, change the soiled sheets, and work hard to buy new clothes he’ll outgrow. He starts to drive and you bite your nails until he comes home. Every new stage presents a new set of sacrifices, but you never give up because you love Nathaniel.

The day he drives off to college represents a milestone in your parenting, and you stand proud of what God has made of Nathaniel.

You have no idea that things are about to change.

We’ve Only Just Begun [Podcast]

Part 8 – (Commitment) “Love: The Greatest of Songs”
– Song of Solomon 8:3-14 –
In this intimate book, The Song of Solomon, we get to stare wide-eyed at love as God intended it to be. From its beginning in what makes one attractive to the struggle with that attraction in sexuality as a single. From the passion of physical intimacy given and blessed by God, to the passion of marital conflict and how it may be resolved. We shouldn’t be ashamed to study what God was not ashamed to reveal. In this practical book, we come to understand in a very practical way why the greatest of songs is love.

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Keeping the Love of Marriage Alive [Podcast]

Song of Solomon 7:1-8:4

Keeping the love of marriage alive requires deliberate attention, time, and humility. God’s Word shows us how.

In this intimate book, The Song of Solomon, we get to stare wide-eyed at love as God intended it to be. From its beginning in what makes one attractive to the struggle with that attraction in sexuality as a single. From the passion of physical intimacy given and blessed by God, to the passion of marital conflict and how it may be resolved. We shouldn’t be ashamed to study what God was not ashamed to reveal. In this practical book, we come to understand in a very practical way why the greatest of songs is love.

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How to Resolve Marital Conflict [Podcast]

Song of Solomon 5:8-6:13

Marital conflict can be resolved best God’s way. It’s tough work, but it’s the only way.

In this intimate book, The Song of Solomon, we get to stare wide-eyed at love as God intended it to be. From its beginning in what makes one attractive to the struggle with that attraction in sexuality as a single. From the passion of physical intimacy given and blessed by God, to the passion of marital conflict and how it may be resolved. We shouldn’t be ashamed to study what God was not ashamed to reveal. In this practical book, we come to understand in a very practical way why the greatest of songs is love.

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Lost That Loving Feeling? Hello, Marital Conflict [Podcast]

Song of Solomon 5:2-8

The honeymoon is over. The first marital conflict occurs. How does God’s Word help us when the dream turns to reality?

In this intimate book, The Song of Solomon, we get to stare wide-eyed at love as God intended it to be. From its beginning in what makes one attractive to the struggle with that attraction in sexuality as a single. From the passion of physical intimacy given and blessed by God, to the passion of marital conflict and how it may be resolved. We shouldn’t be ashamed to study what God was not ashamed to reveal. In this practical book, we come to understand in a very practical way why the greatest of songs is love.

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How to Be Holy for Real [Podcast]

Leviticus 19

It’s one thing to be told to “be holy”—but it’s another thing to be told how.

In this chapter of seemingly endless commands, the murky waters clear when you understand the way you demonstrate holiness is by loving God and people in practical ways.

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Looking Toward the End [Podcast]

1 Peter 4:7-11

What if the end was near? I mean, really. What should each person focus on? This passage reveals the answer: prayer, love, hospitality, and service. All these he should do for one main reason: “the end of all things is at hand.”

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