Presentation on theme: "All are Welcome Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live, A place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive."— Presentation transcript:
All are Welcome Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live, A place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive. Built of hopes and dreams and visions, Rock of faith and vault of grace, Here the love of Christ shall end divisions: all are welcome, all are welcome in this place
Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true, Where all Gods children dare to seek To dream Gods reign a new. Here the cross shall stand as witness and as symbol of Gods grace: Here as one we claim the faith of Jesus: all are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place. All are Welcome
... You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37 Love is a verb! part 1
Table Talk Do you believe God loves you? How do you know? Who has helped you know and understand Gods love? Describe a time you felt deeply loved by God. What can you do to better know Gods love?
The Bible says... For God so loved the world that he gave * his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. John 3:16 * In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him. In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. 1John 4:9-10 And...
The Bible says more... But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Psalm 86:15 Those who love me I also love, and those who seek me find me. Proverbs 8:17 The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior, Who will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love, Who will sing joyfully because of you... Zephaniah 3:17 We love because he first loved us. 1John 4:19
Large Group Discussion
Table Talk What would you do in this situation? Could you offer your son or daughter? Do you honestly love God as much as your own family? Deuteronomy 6:5... you shall love the LORD, your God, with your whole heart, and with your whole being, and with your whole strength. What does this mean to you?
Large Group Discussion
Best Practices to better love God: Attend Mass each week Pray the Rosary Read the Bible daily Go to Reconciliation Attend Adoration Spend quiet time with God Give thanks to God What else?