You Are Loved! (Mother’s Day)
Pastors Phil & Jannette Derstine 5-14-23
I Corinthians 13:4-8
· Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
· It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
· Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
· It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
· Love never fails.
· Love is a choice… followed by an action… that you make everyday!
The 5 Love Languages – book by Gary Chapman
1. Words of Affirmation
· Verbal Compliments, Words of Appreciation, Encouragement, Affirmation
· Be genuine and sincerely gracious with your tone of voice and body language. Negative or insulting words are particularly hurtful.
· “I love you… you always make me smile.” “You work really hard for us, and we are so blessed.” “I love spending time with you.” “You’re doing such a great job. I’m really proud of you.” “Wow… you look beautiful! That dress is incredible on you.”
· Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.”
2. Quality Time
· Giving someone your undivided attention.
· Spending intentional time; showing them you genuinely care.
· Luke 10:39 – Mary chose quality time, sitting at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. (Martha was distracted by all the preparations)
· Quality Conversation & Quality Activities.
· Quality Time Wasters: Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter)
3. Receiving Gifts
· Tangible symbols of thoughtfulness, given with the right intention.
· Gifts don’t always have to come with a high price tag. Sometimes, the greatest gifts come unwrapped.
· Surprises speak volumes, Timing is everything.
· II Corinthians 9:7 “Every man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
4. Acts of Service
· Any act that eases the burden of responsibility.
· Wash the dishes, pamper your spouse, offer “Let me do that for you.”
· Matthew 20:28 “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve…”
5. Physical Touch
· Hugs for Hellos and Goodbyes, Celebrate with a High Five.
· Hold them when they are sad, Kiss their cheek or top of their head, Put your hand on their shoulder.
· Mark 10:16 “And He (Jesus) took them up in. his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.”