May we love….
- John 15:12-13 ESV
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
- Colossians 3:14 ESV
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
- 1 John 4:7-8 ESV
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
- 1 John 4:19 ESV
We love because he first loved us.
May we forgive….
- Proverbs 24:29 ESV
Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me;
I will pay the man back for what he has done.”
- Ephesians 4:32 ESV
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
- Colossians 3:12-14 ESV
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other;as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
- 1 Peter 4:8 ESV
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
May we honor one another….
- Romans 12:10 ESV
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
- Hebrews 13:4 ESV
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
May we work together….
- Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV
And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
- Philippians 2:2 ESV
complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
May we show kindness….
- Ephesians 4:2-3 NIV
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
May we speak with grace…
- Proverbs 15:1 ESV
A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
- Ephesians 4:29 NIV
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
May we seek God above all….
- Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
- Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a]and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
- Matthew 6:33 ESV
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
- Romans 5:2 TLB
For because of our faith, he has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has had in mind for us to be.
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