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So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as
I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.

-John 13:34-35

3 Ways Technology Has Impacted Our Relationships:

1. The definition of the word " " has

2. We've become addicted to immediate .

3. We now have the power to do friendship on our .

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. Some people have gotten out of the habit of meeting for worship, but we must not do that. We should keep on encouraging each other, especially since you know that the day of the Lord’s coming is getting closer.

-Hebrews 10:24-25

2 Easy Next Steps I Can Take:

1. I will love people -to- , not just -to- .

Don’t just pretend that you love others: really love them. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.

-Romans 12:9-10

2. When in the presence of someone I must be fully .

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other.

-1 Peter 4:8

We should love people not only with words and talk but by our actions and true caring.

-1 John 3:18

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. Have everyone place their phones in another room. How does this make you feel being untethered to your device?
2. What does the word "friend" mean to you?
3. In what ways might you be showing signs of being addicted to immediate affirmation?
4. How can you better practice the power of presence?
5. Read again John 13:34-35. In what ways do these verses challenge you?
6. What is my next step as a result of this message?