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Luke 15:1-7

Many dishonest tax collectors and other notorious sinners often gathered around to listen as Jesus taught the people.                         2 This raised concerns with the Jewish religious leaders and experts of the law. Indignant, they grumbled and complained, saying, “Look at how this man associates with all these notorious sinners and welcomes them all to come to him!”

3 In response, Jesus gave them this illustration:

4–5 “There once was a shepherd with a hundred lambs, but one of his lambs wandered away and was lost. So the shepherd left the ninety-nine lambs out in the open field and searched in the wilderness for that one lost lamb. He didn’t stop until he finally found it. With exuberant joy he raised it up and placed it on his shoulders, carrying it back with cheerful delight!         6 Returning home, he called all his friends and neighbors together and said, ‘Let’s have a party! Come and celebrate with me the return of my lost lamb. It wandered away, but I found it and brought it home.’”

7 Jesus continued, “In the same way, there will be a glorious celebration in heaven over the rescue of one lost sinner who repents, comes back home, and returns to the fold—more so than for all the righteous people who never strayed away.”

LOVE LANGUAGES HELP US HIT THE TARGET IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS

HOW DO WE RESPOND WHEN YOU DON’T HIT THE TARGET?

DEFENSE (FIGHT FLIGHT OR FREEZE)

    ALL DEFENSIVE MOVES - REACTION

    CREATES DISTANCE (BREAKS CONNECTION)

    THE SPACE IN BETWEEN IS WHERE ANXIETY LIVES

HOW DO WE RESPOND WHEN YOUR ______ DOESN’T HIT THE TARGET?

OFFENSE

    CREATES DISTANCE (BREAKS CONNECTION)

    THE SPACE IN BETWEEN IS WHERE ANXIETY LIVES

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE SAYS                                                                                                         “NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, I AM GOING TO PURSUE THE GOAL OF CONNECTION WITH YOU.”

 

STOP

JAMES 1:19-20 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. 

THINK

PHILIPPIANS 4:8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

ACT

1 JOHN 4:19 TPT Our love for others is our grateful response to the love God first demonstrated to us.

JESUS - (MATT 26) RESPONSE VS REACTION GARDEN GESTHEMANE

    REACTION - IF ANYWAY POSSIBLE, NO

    RESPONSE - NEVER THE LESS, YOU WILL BE DONE