A Love Ministry, Part 2: One-on-One Love

For You From The Word

This is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. (1 John 3:11, ESV)

For You To Think About

Second in a series about what it means to be a “love ministry”

friends-2 young womenA love ministry carries out its work through positive, life-affirming relationships. (An activist ministry, on the other hand, carries out its work in campaigns.)

At least 59 places in the New Testament address how to interact with one another, specifically in one-on-one relationships.

Chief among those was Jesus’ command to “love one another.” God has a tremendous love for the world, but also a deep love for the individual. Jesus demonstrated this personalized approach love should take: he shared faith one-on-one with the woman at the well (John 4) … offered grace one-on-one to the woman caught in adultery (John 8) … encouraged Mary Magdalene one-on-one in the garden after His resurrection (John 20).

Love offered one-on-one shows the importance of the individual. Each person is unique. Each person matters to God.

Birthmothers spreads the Gospel of Jesus Christ by offering unconditional, one-on-one support and life-affirming, adoption-informing resources to anyone who faces an unplanned pregnancy.

By offering one-on-one love to those we serve, we demonstrate how valuable each person is to us and to God.

For You To Pray

Loving Father,
Thank You for Jesus’ personalized approach to love. Help us to offer one-on-one love to women and men who face an unplanned pregnancy.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

More Devotionals about Ministering in Love

A Love Ministry, Part 1: Love Is Unconditional

Love Series, Part 1: This Is the Way of Love

Love Series, Part 2: “Agape” Is Love

Love Series, Part 3: Love Is a Decision

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