As February rolls around, we cannot help but see love in the air. For many, this month is a pressure-packed month instead of a sweet time with loved ones. Rather than the month being focused on one relationship on one day, what if we used the month of February to help us take account for all of our relationships? How am I doing at being a son or daughter? A father or mother? A sister or brother? A co-worker or a boss? Are we investing and inspiring others?
Paul reminds the church in Thessalonica to “encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). In light of the focus of this month, the students of Lost Mountain will be taking a look at their relationships. In a series titled “Like, Love, or None of the Above”, we will walk through
(1) How to like – characteristics of Biblical friendships, (2) Who to love – finding a Christian partner, (3) When to “none of the above” – recognizing relationships that pull you away from Christ.
Relationships are the cornerstone of our Christian life.
The greatest commandment is boiled down by Jesus into two relational statements – (1) Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and (2) Love your neighbor as yourself (Luke 10:27). In this month focused on love, may we strive to love as we have been loved first! As we further understand the example of Christ, may we “Go and do likewise”!