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  • 1.
  • 2. “What About Me?!”
  • 3. Deep Longings:
    Security: loved, appreciated, cared about, understood, heard
    Significance: important, respected, valued, matter
  • 4. Arrogant Strategies:
    Jeremiah 2:13
  • 5. Needs and Desires
    Desires:
    Some desires are legitimate desires:
  • 6. Needs and Desires
    Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.
  • 7. Needs and Desires
    Desires:
    Some desires are illegitimate and will torpedo love.
  • 8. Needs and Desires
    James 4:1-3 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight.
  • 9. Needs and Desires
    Jude 1:18 In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.
  • 10. Needs and Desires
    2 Peter 2:10 This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are…
  • 11. Needs and Desires
    2 Peter 2:18 For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error.
  • 12. Needs and Desires
    Ephesians 2:3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.
  • 13. Needs and Desires
    Ephesians 4:22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
  • 14. Needs and Desires
    James 1:14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.
  • 15. Needs and Desires
    15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
  • 16. Needs and Desires
    “Needs” - two uses
  • 17. Needs and Desires
    Only God can meet my real needs.
    Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
  • 18. Needs and Desires
    I kill love by requiring people to meet my needs.
  • 19. Needs and Desires
    “Desire” – Legitimate Desires
  • 20. Needs and Desires
    Psalms 145:19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
  • 21. Needs and Desires
    Proverbs 20:5 The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.
  • 22. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    Change Source of Love.
  • 23. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    Psalm 17:15 But as for me, my contentment is not in wealth but in seeing you and knowing all is well between us.
  • 24. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    And when I awake in heaven, I will be fully satisfied, for I will see you face-to-face.
  • 25. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
  • 26. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    Psalm 27:4 One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
  • 27. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    Psalm 143:8 Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
  • 28. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    Psalm 63:1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
  • 29. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
  • 30. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
  • 31. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    4 I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
  • 32. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
  • 33. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    Change responsibility.
  • 34. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    Romans 15:7 Accept one another, just as Christ accepted you in order to bring praise to God.
  • 35. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    Change thoughts.
  • 36. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…
  • 37. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
  • 38. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    Change heart: repent
  • 39. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
  • 40. What Needs Changing toBecome a Loving Person?
    5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.