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       May 26th         Sermon Notes

Sermon Notes: Acts of Service (John 15:12-13)

12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.


Acts of Service: This love language expresses itself by doing things that you know your spouse would like. Cooking a meal, doing the laundry, and picking up a prescription are all acts of service. They require some thought, time, and effort. All of these things must be done with positivity and with your partner’s ultimate happiness in mind to be considered an expression of love.

Acts of Service can be the most unseen and unnoticed love language. What are of acts of service others have done for you? (Going to work, cleaning, mowing, changing oil, changing toilet paper)

Galatians 5:13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

As a nation, we owe our freedom to those who served in our military. What should be our response every time we reflect on the sacrifices made for us?

Jesus is the ultimate example of God expressing His love for us. Recognizing His love and grace in the cross removes all pride and thought of earning His love or place in heaven.  What should be our response every time we reflect on God’s love for us?

May 19th Sermon Notes

Sermon Notes: Physical Touch (John 13:5)

John 13:5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

PHYSICAL TOUCH: Appropriate contact such as hugs, pats on the back, holding hands, and thoughtful touches on the arm, shoulder, or face –  can all be ways to show excitement, concern, care, and love.

Jesus healing of a man with leprosy:  Matthew 8:2-3, Mark 1:40-42, Luke 5:12-13

“And touched him”

Jesus modeled the act of physical touch:

              Touch was a RESPONSE to a need

              Touch always RESPECTS a “no”

              Touch should be APPROPRIATE for the age and situation

              Touch was not AVOIDED

              Touch occurred within the presence of others and created an awareness of God’s presence


How do you express the need for a touch? How do you express your comfort level with physical touch? Would you ever ask for people to lay their hands on you for prayer? Give a hug? Or hold your hand in church?

TOUCH became the ultimate confirmation of Jesus resurrection and reality for His disciple:

Luke 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.