This week's message continues to expanding on the "5 Love Languages / 5 Love Tanks":
- Words of Affirmation
- Quality Time
- Receiving Gifts
- Physical Touch
- Acts of Service
Monday: Read John 1:14, 20:25-28 and Matthew 17:6-7. What does it mean to you that God became human and walked among us, lived life with us, talked with us, and touched us?
Tuesday: Read Mark 1:40-42 and Luke 22:47-51. In each case, which of the love languages did Jesus use to communicate God’s love to the man he healed? Why did Jesus touch the man with leprosy first, before speaking? Does “touch” play a significant role in your life? If yes, how?
Wednesday: Read Luke 18:15-17. How did Jesus communicate God’s love to the children and to their parents? When Jesus blessed the children, it involved touching them. Discuss the statement, “To touch in love is to bless. To refuse to touch is to dehumanize.”
Thursday: Read Philippians 2:3-4. How does this passage of Scripture guide what you should and should not use your hands for? How can hands be used selfishly? Describe a time when you used your hands to bless another person.
Friday: Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. In what way does God engage us through touch in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper? What are your habits to prepare for, and receive, this Sacrament?
Saturday: Read Matthew 28:18-19 and 1 Peter 3:20-22. These two passages of Holy Scripture mention baptism. Baptism involved the spoken Word of God, “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” joined to ordinary water. Once again, God chooses to bless us and involve the sense of touch. How does 1 Peter help us understand one of the reasons why God chose water?
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