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The 5 Love Languages Class, Part 6

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PHYSICAL TOUCH

Physical Touch is one of the biblical love languages that is very powerful.

“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.” Matt 9:20-21

“For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.” Mark 3:10

Jesus healed many by touching them. If you were sick and you got close enough to touch Jesus, many times it was enough to be healed. The woman was diseased and wanted to touch even just the hem of his garment. Who knows how she got through the crowd. She wasn’t made whole until she made physical contact with Jesus.

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The 5 Love Languages Class, Part 5

Full Moon

ACTS OF SERVICE

“Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.” John 4:5-10

When we read about Jesus and his apostles and how they dealt with people, we can see Acts of Service. Christ passing through Samaria is an example of his Acts of Service. Jesus stopped at the well and asked the woman for something to drink. As the story goes on, he is having a ‘Quality Time’ conversation with this woman. Throughout the whole conversation, she is perceiving that this man has done something for her. Acts of Service is how we treat people, so that they know, they have been attended to.

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