Shane Moffitt April 1st 2012
“It’s All About Love” series
Love Is Respectful ~ 1 Corinthians 13
“Love is not rude, it is not self-seeking”
1 Corinthians 13:5
Respect: Showing value and honor to others
by your attitude and actions
Watch for 4 Demonstrations of God’s Love
worship, serve, repent of sin, give generously
“One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to come to his home for a meal, so Jesus accepted the invitation and sat down to eat. A certain immoral woman heard he was there and brought a beautiful jar filled with expensive perfume. Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing his feet and putting perfume on them. When the Pharisee who was the host saw what was happening and who the woman was, he said to himself, ‘This proves that Jesus is no prophet. If God had really sent him, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner.’” Luke 7:36-48
PRAY: “Lord, help me see every person ~ as You see them”
4 SIGNS OF RESPECT
1st SIGN: Stop Talking & Listen
“Titus…remembers the way you listened to him and welcomed him with such respect and deep concern.” 2 Corinthians 7:15
2nd SIGN: Keep Your Promises
“…let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No…’”
Matthew 5:37, Proverbs 3:21-22
3rd SIGN: Yield Your Rights & Serve Others
“So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well” 2 Corinthians 12:15
4th SIGN: Slow Down & See People…. The Way God Sees Them
“Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” Ephesians 4:2PRAY:
“Lord, help me see every person ~ as you see them”
· Do people feel better or worse after they’ve been with you?
· This is one way to know whether you’re a respectful person.
· Do they feel inspired, valued, respected?
· Or do they feel worse, diminished, unappreciated?
There are some people I feel replenished by and other people I feel very diminished by