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Lesson 20. The Christian Life – The Power Of Love


God has a plan for you and me!


Today’s Key Word is Love which means “Others First”

The Life of Jesus Christ, our Model for Living



Personal Love   &   Unconditional Love


God has always been love before anything was created.

His love is eternal and never ending.


The Persons of God Personally loved each other, before time began.


God The Father Personally Loved God The Son, and The Holy Spirit

God The Son Personally Loved God The Father, and The Holy Spirit

God The Holy Spirit Personally Loved God The Father and God The Son

At the cross they worked together harmoniously, and showed their love for us.
At the cross they each had a role to perform.


“God demonstrates His Love for us in this way: while we were sinners,
Christ died for us (as our substitute and in our place)”


God is perfect and God CANNOT sin, or be tempted to Sin.

God is perfectly righteous. He loves His righteousness wherever it’s found.

They always had perfect love for their own righteousness, and each other’s perfect righteousness.


They know how to love, because they have always loved each other.

They love each other with personal love and never had to unconditionally.

God’s unconditional love is for sinful creatures like us.


Jesus Christ the creator of all things came down to earth as the God-Man.

He demonstrated His love for God His Father, and then for all people.


Jesus Christ loved His Father so much, that He did exactly as His Father commanded Him.
He always did His Fathers Will.

Some Scripture verses show us this example

The Christian Life – The Power Of Love


Please fill in the blank words of Jesus

“For I have come down from heaven, not to do my ______ but to do the will
of Him who sent me”

Sword Drill:  John 6:38


“My food is to do the ______ of Him who sent me and to finish His work”

Sword Drill: John 4:34


                Jesus had Personal          God His Father


                    Jesus had Unconditional       Sinful People


How did God The Father show His love for us?____________


How did Jesus Christ show His love for His Father? _________


How did Jesus Christ show His Love for us?

Use the pictures as a guide






What happened after Jesus died for our sins and was laid in a tomb?




The Christian Life – The Power Of Love


If we believe in Jesus work and sacrifice for us, then we are said to be


Sword Drill: John 3: 1-8          B________A_________


Sword Drill: John 10:9   S_______________


Sword Drill: Romans 14:8 B________ to the L________


Now we have been born again into God’s Family, we belong to God.

We are God’s family. Because we are His family we must learn to live like members of His family, just like Jesus has shown us how to live.


We must learn and have the same Love, as He did.



We can only personally love a few people around us.

We should unconditionally love all people, as the bible say’s

This is done when we “Forgive as Jesus Christ forgave us”


In God’s family we must learn to obey God’s commands

and follow His instructions!


Please fill in the blanks

“If you obey my ____________ you will live in my love, just as I have obeyed my Fathers commands and live in His love”


“I have taught you this so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be __________”


“My command is this, ____________each other as I have loved you”


“Greater love has no one than this, than a man lay down his life for his _________”


“You are my friends if you do what ___ command”

Sword Drill: John 15:10-14



The Christian Life – The Power Of Love


Now we are in God’s family, God expects that we learn and obey Jesus’
commands. Just as Jesus obeyed His Fathers commands.

In His family we are always a part of His family forever.

God never kicks us out of His family.

Once a child of God, we are always children of God.


“Nothing can separate us from the love of God

that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”

Sword Drill: Romans 8:35-39



Jesus say’s “I give unto you eternal life, you will NEVER perish.
No one can snatch you out of my hands”

Sword Drill: John 10:28


If we are faithful to Jesus Christ by obeying His commands, then Jesus calls us His friends, because we
know and obey His commands.
He has deposited special rewards for us in heaven’s bank FOREVER.

If we are faithful to Him throughout our life, we shall receive our inheritance when He checks our life and
service at the “judgement (evaluation) Seat of Christ”.


Why not find and read again the following Lesson’s at this site?

What Must I Do To Be Forever Saved

Eternal Rewards


To Love God we must obey God’s commands, which are Jesus’ commands too! All His commands are
grouped together into a plan called Love, as shown in the ten “Stress Busters”.


There are many situations in life, which cause us to be stressed, but God has given to us His promises
so we can trust Him always, in our troubles.
The ten “Stress Busters”, which God has provided us, are
provided so that in any situation in life, we can trust, relax and be confident in the Lords provision and care, because



Note:    It would be of great help for you, to read the lesson at this site about the “Person of God”.  You can then understand how trustworthy and reliable the Word of God is.


He has a plan to make us just like His Son Jesus, so that in the middle of our problems, the thinking within our

soul can be just like Jesus’ thinking.


He had great peace, tranquillity and joy (God’s happiness) in all situations. He endured the cross knowing
His future glorious resurrection.


The Christian Life – The Power Of Love


Some of God Promises for you, as you live in this world and face many problems and heart aches.

Please fill in the blanks


God works all things together for good, to those who ______ Him

Sword Drill: Romans 8:28


“If ______ is for you, who can be against you”

Sword Drill: Romans 8:31


The Lord is my ______, I will not be afraid what can people do to me”

Sword Drill: Hebrews 13:6


Living is ________ and dying is great profit (great gain and benefit)”

Sword Drill: Philippians 1:21


“You will keep in perfect _______, the person whose mind is steadfast (firm and not changing) on the
, because they ______ in you

Sword Drill: Isaiah 26:3


“Cast your cares upon Me, for I Care for you”

Sword Drill: 1 peter 5:7


Jesus say’s

“Whoever has my commands and _____ them, he is the one who loves ____. He who loves me will be loved
by my Father, and I too will love Him and show myself to him”

John 14:21


“If anyone ___________, he will obey my teaching.

My Father will love him, and we will come to Him

and make our ___________with him”

John 14:23



“A new command I give you: Love ___________.

As I have loved you, you must love one another.

By this all men will know that you are _____ disciples,

if you love one another”

John 13:34-35




The Word of God and The Word of Christ are the same, as God is Jesus Christ in the flesh and Jesus is God.
John 1:1-14


The bible calls itself


The _____ of God and the _____ of Christ


1 Corinthians 2:16


The Christian Life – The Power Of Love


Love conquers all.


God’s commands are found within the “Stress Busters” (SB).

We can be calm and at peace in our minds, in every situation and difficulty within our life. We can come out of our problems stronger in our faith (believing God’s Word), trust and more confident in The Lord. This pleases God and we gain a good report before God,

the angels and each other.

Sword Drill: Hebrews 11:39


As we believe God’s Promises in His Word,

so we can obey all Jesus’ commands.


SB1                   Fellowship (companionship) With God


Worry, fear, anxiety, jealousy, feeling guilty, acting selfishly, fits of anger, rage, hatred are some of the
attitudes, which God regards as sinful and they break fellowship with Him.


When we allow these attitudes to enter into our thinking, which is often seen by our actions, in what we say
and do, we need to use SB1 to get back in fellowship with God.


(Please read again the Tabernacle-Bronze Laver Lesson)


Confessing sin to God is telling God what He already knows!


God’s Rule:

“Against God and God only have I sinned!

Sword Drill: Psalm 51:4


God’s Promise:

“If we confess our sin’s (to God), He will forgive our sins

and cleanse us (make us clean) from all unrighteousness (wrong doing)”

Sword Drill: I John 1:9


SB2                    The Power of The Holy Spirit


When we are in fellowship with God we are under the

controlling power of the Holy Spirit again.


God’s Strength and Power working in us, and for us!


(Read again Tabernacle-Golden Lamp stand Lesson)


God’s Rule, Command & Promise:
“Live by the Spirit and you will not live by your sinful nature desires (way’s)”
Sword Drill: Galatians 5:16


God’s Promise

“The fruit (production) of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness,
gentleness, and self-control”

Galatians 5:221-23



SB3                 Faith Rest


We now need to find and use the promises of God, so we can trust the Lord, and can relax in our minds,
not worried, afraid, anxious or jealous about anything.


Sometimes the battle in our mind, rages long and strong and for a long time. We have to use these “Stress Busters”
many times in a single day.
These “Stress Busters” help us keep a relaxed mental attitude, and keep our fellowship and life in harmony with God, no matter what our problems are.


The Lord is My Strength and My Shield


We have a mind of peace, because we believe

God’s is our shield, refuge and protection in everything.

Our good thinking leads to good decisions and good actions.


God’s Rule and Promise:
With God nothing is impossible”

Sword Drill: Luke 1:37 – 18:27


God’s Command and Promise:

“Stand at the cross roads and look, ask for the paths of old

(God’s paths), ask where the good way is, and walk in it,

and you will find rest for your souls”

Sword Drill: Jeremiah 6:16


God’s Command and Promise:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart (thinking) and don’t lean (depend) on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him (tell God about it), and He will direct you paths”

Sword Drill: Proverbs 3:5-6



SB4              The Word of Christ our God


We must us SB1-SB3 before we read the bible and learn

the Word of God. God only speaks to us with His Word,

when we are in fellowship (companionship) with Him.


Learn, use and live by God’s Word – Daily


God’s Rule:

“Let the peace of God rule in your hearts” (thinking)

“ Let the word of Christ live in you richly”

Sword Drill: Colossians 3:15-16


God’s Command:

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ”

Sword Drill: 2 Peter 3:18


God’s Promise:

Jesus says “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a person

remains in Me (My Word) and I in him, he will produce much fruit;

Apart from Me, you can do nothing”

Sword Drill: John 15:5



SB5               The Grace Compass


As we learn God’s Word we come to understand what grace is, and

how God’s grace applies to us, and how we can be gracious

in our attitudes and actions toward others.


God’s Rule:       

“It is by grace you have been saved, through faith –

and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works,

so that no one can boast”

Sword Drill: Ephesians 2:8-9


God’s Command:

“Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus”

“Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,

gentleness and patience”

“Forgive as the Lord forgave you”

Sword Drill: 2Timothy 2:1- Colossians 3:12-13


God’s Promise:

“God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work”
Sword Drill: 2 Corinthians 9:8


His Grace, Forgiveness and Favour is Sufficient and Enough for Me!




SB6         Strong Unshakeable Belief in Your Destiny


Each day we use SB1-SB5.

One day we come to the place in our life of Strong Unshakeable Belief in Your Destiny, where we are certain in our mind about God’s plan for our life with the Lord, and are very confident in Him.


I will dwell in the House of The Lord Forever


God’s Rule and Promise:

“I know the plans I have for you”, say’s the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future”

Sword Drill: Jeremiah 29:11


God’s Command:

“Stand firm and hold to the teaching you have learnt”

“Resist the Devil (Satan) standing firm in the faith (believing God’s Word)”

Sword Drill: 2 Thessalonians 2:15 & 1 Peter 5:9


God’s Rule and Promise:

“To Him who is who is able to keep us from falling and present us faultless before His Glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to the only God our saviour be glory and majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen”

Sword Drill: Jude 25


SB7       Personal Love For God


One day we come to a place of a personal Love for God

and an unconditional love for people


Sureness in Your Love For God

Our minds are on our Lord and not people. This great victory means that we can enjoy people more and more, because we look at them through the eyes of Jesus Christ. People can’t hurt us the same as they used to!


God’s Rule and Command:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” & “Love your neighbour as yourself”

 Sword Drill Matthew 22:37-39


Gods Rule:

“Hope does not disappoint us, because the Love of God is poured out into out hearts by the Holy Spirit, which is given to us”

Sword Drill: 2 Thessalonians 3:5


“Do everything in love”

Sword Drill: 1Corinthians 16:14


God’s Promise:

“Blessed is the person who perseveres under trial, because when they have stood the test, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him”

Sword Drill: James 1:12

SB8           Unconditional Love For All People


A forgiving, kind and compassionate love for everyone.


Love for God and a love for people go hand in hand!


Gods Rule:

“Love one another, as I have loved you”

Sword Drill: John 15:12


God’s Command:

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”

Sword Drill: Matthew 5:44


“Support (bear with) each other and forgive whatever grievances

you may have against one another”

Sword Drill: Colossians 3:13


God’s Promise:

“God loved the world so much that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him

SHALL NOT (Never) PERISH but shall have eternal life”

Sword Drill: John 3:16


SB9             God’s Happiness


Content and satisfied in all circumstances


God’s Word is periodically tested more and more, and we come to a place, where we are content
because we share God’s happiness in every pleasant or unpleasant circumstance of life.


God’s Rule:

“Shout with Joy to God all the earth. Sing the Glory of His Name;

Make His praise glorious”

Sword Drill: Psalm 66:1-2


God’s Command:

“Think it pure joy, my fellow believers, when you face trials of many kinds because the testing of your
faith develops perseverance, which produces a mature person”

Sword Drill: James 1:2-4


God’s Promise:

“To Him who is able to keep us from falling us from falling and to present us before His glorious presence
without fault and with great joy”

Sword Drill: Jude 24


Joy is Learnt

“I have learnt the secret of being content (satisfied) in any and every situation, whether well fed or
hungry, whether living in plenty or in want”

Sword Drill: Philippians 4:12


SB10    Jesus Attitude Becomes Our Attitude


What Decision’s Can I Make to Please My Saviour Jesus Christ.


Jesus Christ and His Word become our best friend, and priority.

He means more to us than anything else in life.

His thinking becomes our thinking.


God’s Rule and Command:

“Do nothing out of selfishness, but in humility think about others better than yourselves. Each of you
should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interest of other’s.

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ”

Sword Drill: Philippians 2:3-5


God’s Command:

“Let us fix our eye’s on Jesus, the author and completer of our faith, who for the joy set before
Him endured the cross, disregarding it’s shame and sat down at God’s right hand”


“Think about Him who endured such hostility from sinful people, so that you will not become weary and loose heart”

Sword Drill: Hebrews 12:2-3


Jesus’ Promise:

“I am coming soon! My reward is with Me

Sword Drill: Revelation 22:12


God’s plan is the Lifelong Plan for the believer in Jesus Christ.

It is also known as the Christian way of life.


It’s a great plan, with so much to expect. There will be difficulties and suffering, but not always. The benefits of persevering are far better for us as we live on this earth.

Persevering in our faith pleases our Saviour- Jesus Christ.


God’s Promise to you

“No problem or difficulty has got a hold of you, except what is common to people. And God is FAITHFUL; He will not let you be tested beyond what you can bear. But when you are tested, He will provide a way out, so that you can stand up under the test”

1 Corinthians 10:13


Your rewards will be great as you live on earth and in eternity!!!


Review the lesson about Eternal Rewards

Each of these rewards are symbols pointing to amazing positions,

power glory and wealth forever, in Jesus Christ.

The Christian Life – The Power Of Love


We can use these “Stress Busters” our entire life

Through Thick and Thin


Our reward will be great in heaven.

Jesus will say “Well Done!”  when we see Him face to face.



Please fill in the blanks

Sword Drill: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a


Love is P__________


Love is K__________


Love does not E___________


Love does not B_________


Love is not P________


Love is not R_______


Love is not Self S_______


Love is not easily A_______


Love keeps no record of W_________


Love does not delight in E__________


Love rejoices with the T________


Love always P__________


Love always T________


Love always H________


Love always P_________


Love never F__________


Verse 13b


Now these three remain, F_____, H______, L_______


The greatest of these is L______



“Grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” - “To Him be glory forever and ever – Amen”


Dear Heavenly Father


Thank You that you have saved me, and have provided all I need to be as Jesus was I pray that you will help me to live knowing eternity is just around the corner. Help me through your Holy Spirit and Your Word to obey your commands, and to live faithfully for the precious Name of Jesus Christ. I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ.         Amen

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