Crush – Week 2

2 – A Loving Heart
2/19/17 (MS)


1.  Guard your heart in relationships

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23

 “…don’t arouse or waken love until it so desires.” Song of Solomon 2:7

“Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever? And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said: “I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you. And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”                            2 Corinthians 6:14-18

2.  Guard your purity in relationships

“Love is patient…” 1 Corinthians 13:1

“Love each other with genuine affection and take delight in honoring each other.”     Romans 12:10

“Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.” Timothy 2:22

3.  Guard your future in relationships

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Matthew 6:33

“Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; then stick to the path and stay safe. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.”         Proverbs 4:25-27

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you feel like you understand love better tonight? What stuck out to you about how God talks about love?
  2. Even though the Bible doesn’t talk about “dating” by using that term, what did you learn about relationships?  What are some of your family rules on relationships?
  3. Todd talked about guarding your heart and purity tonight. Why are those both so important to guard?
  4. How can you guard your future by the decisions you are making today?