January 27, 2019

Dawson Marriage Conference – Gary Thomas, Speaker

“Your Greatest Need”


This week, Gary Thomas, our guest speaker spoke about understanding our greatest need.  Read the verses below as you consider these questions.

  • What is our “greatest need” as it is most often portrayed in our culture? What do YOU see as your “greatest need”?
  • Gary shared that our greatest need is to “learn to receive God’s love and to learn to share God’s love with others”. How is that “upside down” and/or “counter cultural” to the message(s) about love we receive from our world today?
  • What does receiving God’s love look like in your life? Is that difficult for you? Why or why not?
  • How can you be intentional about sharing God’s love with people around you – your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your co-workers?

 In your time with God this week,

1. Thank God for His love, the perfect love that only He can provide.

2. Ask God to help you adopt His view of love over the world’s portrayal of it.

3. Commit to find a way to do something tangible for someone that needs to experience God’s love this week.


“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”  -Colossians 3:14


“Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.”  - 1 Peter 4:8


“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men that you will know you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”          --John 13:34-35


“If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.”     -1 John 4:12