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40 Days of Love

posted Mar 22, 2011, 12:00 PM by Christian Life Media   [ updated Apr 12, 2011, 10:28 AM by Christian Life Church ]

Schedule at a Glance

Pre-launch
March 27,2011
Sunday 10 am

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Week One
April 3-9, 2011
Sun. 9 & 11 am

Sunday message: “Love Matters Most” Read chapters 1–7 of The Relationship Principles of Jesus book and watch session one of the 40 Days of Love study with your small group.

Week Two
April 10-16, 2011
Sun. 9 & 11 am

Sunday message: “Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind” Read chapters 8–14 of The Relationship Principles of Jesus book and watch session two of the 40 Days of Love study with your small group.

Week Three
April 17-23, 2011
Sun. 9 & 11 am

T-Shirt Sunday!

Sunday message: “Love Speaks the Truth” Read chapters 15–21 of The Relationship Principles of Jesus book and watch session three of the 40 Days of Love study with your small group.

Week Four
May 1-7, 2011
Sun. 9 & 11 am

Sunday message: “Love is Forgiving” Read chapters 22–28 of The Relationship Principles of Jesus book and watch session four of the 40 Days of Love study with your small group.

Week Five
May 1-7, 2011
Sun. 9 & 11 am

Sunday message: “Love Is Not Selfish” Read chapters 29–35 of The Relationship Principles of Jesus book and watch session five of the 40 Days of Love study with your small group.

Week Six
May 8-14, 2011
Sun. 9 & 11 am

Sunday message: “The Habits of a Loving Heart” Read chapters 36–40 of The Relationship Principles of Jesus book and watch session six of the 40 Days of Love study with your small group.

Week Seven
May 15-21, 2011
Sun. 9 & 11 am

T-Shirt Sunday & Ministry Fair

Sunday message: “Celebration Weekend” Have a small group social time.

“Eagerly pursue and seek to acquire love. Make it your aim, your great quest…”  1 Corinthians 14:1 (Amp)

“What is your #1 goal in life?”

Your answer to that question will reveal your dominant life value. Everyone has one. It’s what we unconsciously base our decisions on. God tells us that our dominant life value is to be love. In fact, Jesus once said that of all the commands in the Bible only two are most important. Love God with all your heart and love your neighbour as yourself.

On Sunday, April 3rd, our church family will begin a six-week focus on those two commands. That’s when we will come together for 40 Days of Love. With conflict, divorce, violence, prejudice, abuse, division, and polarization around us daily, it’s obvious we all need some lessons in building healthy relationships, and that’s what 40 Days of Love is all about.

What is 40 Days of Love?

40 Days of Love is a completely new church-wide, six-week personal growth emphasis featuring a group-based DVD study series taught by Pastor Rick Warren; daily devotional readings from the book, The Relationship Principles of Jesus, by Pastor Tom Holladay; and an accompanying series of weekend messages. In addition, to help us grow together we will study the same meditation verse daily. And, because a primary goal of 40 Days of Love is to put what we learn into action, groups will also choose a practical “Reaching Out in Love” project to do together.

Everyone who joins a 40 Days of Love Small Group will get a free study guide booklet.

Everyone's invited!

40 Days of Love is focused on how to love as Jesus did, so it will have an impact on everyone, whether you’re a seeker, a stumbler or a saint! We all have a desire for deeper, more authentic relationships, so this is a perfect study to join us for the first time or invite any friend to join. Discussions on topics such as forgiveness, selflessness, and kindness will hit at the heart of what we all need to renew and strengthen our relationships.

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