Delivered By
Dr Tom Hover
Delivered On
February 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Subject
LOVE FOR A LIFETIME
Description

LOVE FOR A LIFETIME

Jump of Text: I Corinthians 13:13

Physical, friendship & family Love are great but, God’s Love(agape)is the Greatest. Choose the Greatest & you will get the Best of all the rest.

Genesis 2:24  Note Three Facts This Verse Tells Us:

THE PRIORITY OF MARRIAGE - Genesis 2:24  “LEAVE”

THE PERMANENCE OF MARRIAGE - Genesis 2:24 “CLEAVE”

THE PURPOSE OF MARRIAGE - Genesis 2:24 “BE ONE FLESH” RECEIVE

We must be truly able to LEAVE,  CLEAVE, and then RECEIVE  (be one flesh) in that orderProverbs 18:22 

God wants a married couple to be one in spirit, soul and body!

Note: Two basic Facts About Real Love

1. Love is a choice; and love is a verb.  I Corinthians 13:1-13

2. Love is a commandment  to heed not a feeling to be sought. 

Love is not an emotion, but a devotion that results in kind deeds & deep emotions. Matthew 22:37-40  

Agape love is the love of choice and commitment.  God is a God of everlasting Love!

A.) Agape Love Makes The Difference. 

1. The child of God has everything they need for a powerful and productive life.  II Peter 1:3  

2. We have all the love we need to love others if we will use it.       Galatians 5:22-23  

B.) Agape Love Is Altruistic.

What is Altruistic Love? Altruism means “Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selfessness.” 

I. Love That Lasts A Lifetime Follows The Two Key Principles Of Love  And Respect. 

There Are Two Keys That Unlock the Doors of: Spiritual Oneness  -  Soul Oneness  -  Body Oneness

Ephesians 5:33 

For men the key is:  LOVE  Colossians 3:18, Ephesians 5:25, Ephesians 5:28

For women the key is:  RESPECT  Colossians 3:18, Ephesians 5:22

II. Love That Lasts A Lifetime Does Not Envy.  I Corinthians 13:4 , Titus 3:3-7 

III. Love That Lasts A Lifetime Does Not Demand Its Own Way. 

I Corinthians 13:5, I  Corinthians 10:24, I Corinthians 10:32 - 33James 3:16, Song of Solomon 8:7  

IV. Love That Lasts A Lifetime Finds Happiness In Seeing Others Blessed.  

I Corinthians 13:6-7, Romans 12:15, I Corinthians 12:26, I John 3:14, John 13:35Acts 20:35 

 

V. Love That Lasts A Lifetime Finds Its Highest Fulfillment In The Cross.
John 15:12-13, John 3:16, Romans 5:8, I John 4:10 -11, I John  4:11  

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