The Hillcrest Church Podcast

Will You Be There For Me? Questions Kids Won’t Ask

February 24, 2020

Will you be there for me - Outline
Questions Kids Won’t Ask Series.  February 16, 2020
John 15:15; 1 John 4:7-9

Three tensions in a parent’s life.
Matters that need your ________________________.
Your family and relationship ________________________.
Personal time for _________________________________.

____________________________ faced this struggle too.

In the midst of it all some _______________________________
___________________________get missed.

Every individual has their own ___________________of love.

Jesus intentionally used ___________________________
____________________ of showing love with different people.

Jesus Example of Love

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. (1 John 4:7-9, NIV)

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. (John 15:15, NIV)

He _________________________________ people.

He blessed the little children. Mark 10:13-16
He healed the little girl with a touch. Mark 5: 40-42
He healed Peter’s mother-in-law with a touch. Mark 1:30,31

He used _____________________________________ with people.

He affirmed Bartimeus’ faith.
He healed him by speaking words. Luke 18:35-43
He held a long conversation with the woman at the well. John 4:5-42

He _________________________________ with people.

He spent time with the woman at the well. John 4:52
He spent a day at Zachaeus’ house. Luke 19:1-10

He gave ________________________ to people.

Wedding at Cana. Jesus gave the best wine. John 2:1-11
Jesus feeds 5000 people. John 6:5-13
Jesus promises the gift of the Holy Spirit. John 14:16

Jesus life was an act of ____________________________.

For the Son of Man did not come to serve, but to be served and give his life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45, NIV)

The Five Love Languages

1. _______________________ of Affirmation

Genuine words of encouragement
Simple statements like:

 

2. Physical _________________________

May include:

 

3. Extended __________________________

____________________ and _____________________ time

 

 

4. Giving or Receiving ____________________________

May include:

 

 

Acts of _________________________________

Simple actions like:

 

Practical Application Ideas

1. Figure out ____________________love language.
2. Find out your ______________________________love languages.
3. Ask: What things could I do that would _________________
_________________to you?
4. Create family activities that ____________________________
love languages.

 

Digging Deeper
A study for individuals and small groups

Initial reactions to this topic? What jumped out at you?

Share a time you planned something special for your family and it totally failed.
What went wrong?
What did your family express to you about it?

Describe the times you feel most loved by your spouse / parents?
What might that indicate about your love language?

Read Ephesians 5:25-30.
What kind of love did Christ model for us?
Why is real love rooted in sacrifice and service to another?

Why won’t it work to love the members of your family in your language, not theirs?

If you don’t know your love language, do that now.
(Visit 5lovelanguages.com to take a quick love language survey.)

Were you surprised to find out what your languages were? Explain.

What are some practical things you can do to start speaking the language of your spouse / children?
Make a list.

Do you think it will be challenging for you to do this? Explain.

How will understanding the love languages improve your family relationships?

Is there a step you need to take based on today’s topic?

 

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