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					Today’s topic . . .




    LOVE
How does the
 world define
  “LOVE”?
Love is . . .

From Philosophers:
• “A grave mental disease” (Plato)
• “A dirty trick played on us to achieve
  continuation of the species”
  (W. Somerset Maugham)
• “Temporary insanity cured by
  marriage” (Ambrose Bierce)
Love is . . .

From Mathematicians:
• “Love is like Pi – natural, irrational
  and very important”
• “1 + 1 = everything but
  2 – 1 = nothing”
Love is . . .
From Hollywood:
“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one
must not love. But then one suffers from not
loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer, not to
love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be
happy is to love. To be happy then is to
suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy.
Therefore to be unhappy one must love.”
(Woody Allen)
Love is . . .
From the Music World:
• All You Need Is Love
• Love Will Keep Us Together
• What’s Love Got to Do With It?
• Love is a Battlefield
• Love Stinks
How does
God define
 “LOVE”?
Love is . . .
       Love is patient, love is kind.
  It does not envy, it does not boast,
       it is not proud. It is not rude,
             it is not self-seeking,
           it is not easily angered,
      it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love is . . .
    Love does not delight in evil
      but rejoices with the truth.
          It always protects,
             always trusts,
             always hopes,
         always perseveres.
           Love never fails.
           (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a)
GOD
 IS
LOVE
(1 John 4:16)
Whoever does not love
  does not know God
 because God is love.
       (1 John 4:7-8)
 LOVE
POWER
 (Galatians 5:22)
LOVE
RULES
(Matthew 22:36-40)
How do you
“love God”?
 This is love for God:
to obey his commands.
        (1 John 5:3)
 LOVE
   IN
ACTION
Dear friends, let us not
   love with words or
tongue but with actions
      and in truth.
        (1 John 3:18)
Greater love has no one
  than this: that he lay
   down his life for his
         friends.
         (John 15:13)
Love your enemies.
      (Matthew 5:44)
THE BOTTOM LINE


Live a life of love.
              Ephesians 5:2
     DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
1.    How can the world’s misconceptions
      about love affect us if we’re not careful?

2.    Do you truly love God with all your heart,
      soul and mind? If not, what gets in the
      way (and what can you do about it)?

3.    What are some specific ways you can put
      love into action this week?
ONE THING

What one thing from today will
you apply to your life?

				
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