Click here to listen: Reigning in Love
This lesson was powerfully painful! Thank God for His Word. Here are a few highlights.
Foundation Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 / Focus Scripture: John 21:15-17
This is the exchange between the resurrected Jesus and Simon Peter son of Jona (grace). Jesus asks three times –twice the same way and once a different way– “Do you love me?” Peter answers the same way each time. Jesus then gives three commands, all different, after Peter affirms his love.
We looked at what this exchange between Jesus and Peter taught us about communication with God. There was a difference between what Jesus said, and what Peter heard…sometimes still an issue for us as His disciples.
When it comes to love, it’s the agapao that will root us and keep us in position when the phileo is questionable. It is knowing that the issues of my love and loyalty are settled on Christ that help me stay committed when I want to break out.
Peter’s call to reigning was to:
We were challenged by the call to reign with God’s love, and through His love produce the queenly character we’ve studied–prudence, petition, safety, judgment, mercy, supplication, and willingness.
Selah, Kingdom Queens. Let’s go forward together.
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