Watch the training session video below. Make notes as you follow what Lisa says. The workbook notes below correspond with the video session.
read your reading book
Highlights themes for Lesson 1 is found in chapters 1 and 7 from the reading book.
While you can complete the course without reading the book, we recommend reading Without Rival as part of your course experience. The video sessions will parallel and amplify major themes from the book. If you don’t have the reading book, you can skip this step.
answer workbook questions
this is an exact copy of what you will find in your workbook.
God loves us uniquely, not equally. Much like parents love each of their children in a different, powerful way, God uniquely delights in us as His sons and daughters. His love cannot be measured or contained. And it’s from that powerful, transforming truth that we are called to derive our identity. We are free to live boldly and with purpose because we are loved without rival!
God designed us to live fearlessly as we find our deepest, truest identity in who He is. Let’s explore fearless love together!
THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS LOVE
The Word is very clear that God’s love defines our identity.
1 John 3:1 reads, “What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are.”
Children of God is who we really are. What other roles or titles have competed for your identity in the past?
John encourages us to “just look at” the love of God. What do you think it means to look at the love God has extended to us?
In a world of competing voices, think of three practical ways you can remind yourself of God’s love on a daily basis so it settles into your heart.
What does it say about God that He chose to create each one of His children uniquely, with a purpose?
EMBRACING OUR IDENTITY
Our identity as “unique” starts with God’s unique love for us. In His perfect plan, He created each one of us to imprint His glory onto the world in a specific way. When we embrace our identity as uniquely loved, we are freed to live in our unique purpose. This is what it means to develop fearless love!
What are the areas of life where you find it difficult to love fearlessly?
Spend some time quietly reflecting and communing with God. Ask Him for three things He loves about you and list them here.
How would your life be different if you really believed God loved and celebrated these things about you?
DECLARE GOD’S WORD OVER YOUR LIFE
God’s word is without rival—containing inherent power that is activated and released by faith. Boldly declaring God’s truth over yourself will impart strength within you and will shape your future. Each day, as you speak these words and Scriptures over your life, you’ll be empowered to live a life without rival.
God loves me uniquely without rival, therefore I love fearlessly
For it is Christ’s love that fuels our passion and motivates us, because we are absolutely convinced that he has given his life for all of us. (2 Corinthians 5:14 TPT)
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Use it as a reminder to declare God’s word over your life, every day!
congratulations – you completed session 1!