Practical methods for increasing and expressing your love for others.
http://www.loveallpeople.org/howtoloveotherpeople.html - Revised June 8, 2010
FIRST: YOU HAVE GOD'S AUTHORIZATION TO LOVE EVERYBODY!
Men, women, children, saints, sinners, rich, poor, black-white-yellow-green,
old, young, beautiful, ugly, friends, enemies: you have God's permission to
love EVERYBODY in the entire world.
You don't need to be shy. You are authorized by God to love all people,
whomever they may be.
"For all the law is fulfilled in one word,
even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour
as thyself." (Galatians 5:14 KJV)
"This is my commandment, That ye love one another,
as I have loved you." (John 15:12 KJV)
And the Bible says that EVERYONE IS YOUR NEIGHBOR!
The Lord wants us to love others as we love ourselves and as He has loved us.
But how exactly do we do this?
The basic way is this: "TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED." This
this is the Golden Rule, God's guideline for all mankind.
Our love begins within our heart, from the Holy Spirit within us. Then it flows
outward, towards others. But sometimes we have difficulty knowing how to
express this love and give it to others.
This ministry provides practical techniques and methods for giving your love to
=> Introduction - http://www.loveallpeople.org/loveintro.html
THE SCRIPTURAL MANDATE TO LOVE OTHER PEOPLE
"Love All People As Yourself."
=> God's Only Law Is Love - http://www.loveallpeople.org/pearl-godsonlylaw.html
=> We Must Love One Another
TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED
The best way to express your love for other people is to always follow The
Golden Rule, "Treat Others As You Would Like To Be Treated."
LEARN HOW TO ENJOY OTHER PEOPLE
The common experience of mankind is that if you enjoy someone, it is easy to
love them; but if you do not enjoy them, then it is hard to love them. So we
see that enjoying other people is a big part of loving them.
It is difficult to love other people if we do not enjoy them.
=> We Must Love One Another -
=> How To Enjoy Other People -
UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TOLERANCE AND APPROVAL
To love other people, we must sometimes tolerate some of their behaviors which
we cannot approve of.
=> The Difference Between Tolerance And Approval -
INCREASE YOUR LOVE FOR OTHERS BY DOING GOOD TO THEM
It is a happy fact of human nature, that we increase our love for others by
doing good to them. The more good we do to other people, the more our love for
them increases. Try it for yourself, and you will see.
IF WE LOVE, WE MUST FORGIVE
If we love them, we must forgive them. Just as God loves us and has forgiven
us, we must also forgive them. If we will not forgive others, God will not
forgive us! Simple as that. People who claim to be Christians but who will not
forgive are merely deceiving themselves.
=> How To Forgive Other People -
JESUS ENABLES US TO LOVE OTHERS AS OURSELF
By our own flawed human nature, it is almost impossible to love others as we
love ourself. Maybe some few people can do it, but most people cannot even come
close. But when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord, His Holy Spirit enters us
and dwells within us, transforming our flawed nature into a more perfect
nature, more like His own.
=> Jesus Enables Us To Love Others As Ourself -
THE TWENTY-ONE GREATEST IDEAS IN HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS
Love is the true basis of all proper human relationships. And these are some of
the best ways to express love to others. => The Twenty-One Greatest Ideas In
Human Relationships - http://www.loveallpeople.org/the21.html
1. "LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." - 2. FORGIVE THE OTHER PERSON. - 3. TREAT
THE OTHER PERSON THE WAY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED. - 4. SMILE AND BE
FRIENDLY. - 5. BE COURTEOUS. - 6. BE TRUTHFUL, WITHOUT GIVING OFFENSE - 7.
REMEMBER THE OTHER PERSON'S NAME, AND USE IT FREQUENTLY. - 8. DON'T ARGUE. - 9.
FIND AREAS OF AGREEMENT. - 10. DON'T CRITICIZE. - 11. SHOW HONEST APPRECIATION.
- 12. TRY TO SEE THE OTHER PERSON'S POINT OF VIEW. - 13. GIVE YOUR FULL
ATTENTION TO THE OTHER PERSON WHEN HE IS TALKING. - 14. TALK ABOUT THE OTHER
PERSON'S INTERESTS. - 15. ADMIT YOU MAY BE WRONG. - 16. LET THE OTHER PERSON DO
MOST OF THE TALKING. - 17. LET THE OTHER PERSON TALK ABOUT HIMSELF. - 18. LET
THE OTHER PERSON TAKE SOME CREDIT. - 19. LET THE OTHER PERSON SAVE FACE. - 20.
HOLD THE OTHER PERSON, AND YOURSELF, TO HIGH AND NOBLE STANDARDS. - 21. GO THE
EXTRA MILE. -
The same twenty-one ideas are taught in a Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI)
computer program I wrote a few years ago. It is not very high-tech by today's
standards, but it works. Please disregard the copyright notices in this
computer program. It is now Public Domain. => The Twenty-One Greatest Ideas In
Human Relations (Computer Program in a .zip File) -
NOTE: In order to run this computer program in Windows, you need to SAVE the
.zip file into the folder of your choice, then extract the files and run the
program. If you simply try to run the program directly from the Internet, it
will not work.
HOW TO LOVE STRANGERS
It is easy to love those who already know you and love you. So here is the way
to love strangers.
First, Give Them What They Ask For - unless you have a good reason not to do
Next, Give Them What They Really Want - as best you can determine it.
Finally, Give Them What They Clearly Need - but do not assume too much.
Always Follow The Law Of Love And The Golden Rule ("Love your neighbor as
yourself," and "Treat others as you would like to be treated."
HOW TO CULTIVATE COMPASSION IN YOUR LIFE
A Christian Method And A Non-Christian Method
GIFTS TO GIVE TO OTHERS
The Gift Of Being Understood -
"Clearly State The Way You Think The Other Person Feels"
The Gift Of Being Forgiven -
"How To Forgive Other People"
The Gift Of Your Blessing -
"How To Give Your Blessings To Other People"
The Gift Of A Hand Massage -
"How To Give A Hand Massage"
Ten Other Gifts To Give -
The gift of listening - The gift of signs of affection - The gift of a note -
The gift of laughter - The gift of compliment - The gift of a favor - The gift
of leaving alone - The gift of a cheerful disposition - The gift of a game -
The gift of prayer.
- Author unknown - Sent to me by William W. Waggener III,
Details at => => http://www.loveallpeople.org/giftstogive.html
YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN PERSONAL MINISTRIES OF CHRISTIAN LOVE
As an individual Christian, you can take on these personal ministries, as the
Lord leads you.
=> Cellular Phone Ministry -
=> CPR/First-Aid Ministry - http://www.internetchurchofchrist.org/min-cpr.html
=> Automotive Helper Ministry -
=> Deliverance Ministry - (casting out unclean spirits in the name of Jesus
Christ.) - http://www.internetchurchofchrist.org/deliverance.html
=> Hand Massage Ministry -
See more about Personal Ministries at our website at =>
PRAY FOR PEOPLE, EVEN THOSE WHO MAY HATE YOU AND WISH YOU HARM
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to
them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute
you;" - Jesus speaking, Matthew 5:44
Here's an example you can follow (from 1998). Clearly the USA did not follow
=> A Christian Prayer For Saddam Hussein -
CHRISTIAN VOLUNTEER NETWORK
You can become an active Christian Volunteer. => Christian Volunteer Network -
TECHNIQUES OF CHRISTIAN LOVE FOR SPECIFIC SITUATIONS
When the other person is frustrated and upset, but there is really very little
you can do to help directly, try this . . .
=> Clearly State The Way You Think He Feels -
"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep." (Romans 12:5
KJV). We can express our love by giving people appropriate poems and prayers.
=> Giving Poems And Prayers - http://www.loveallpeople.org/sendapoem.html
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