Summary: Calling people to the true Love of God. Feel free to use any and all parts of this sermon.
Love is a vast topic when it comes to the Holy Word of God. It has much to say on the subject.
We live in a world today that offers a paper thin kind of love.
It says to us, do what I want you to do, and then, I will say “I love you”.
The advertising companies offer all kinds of cleverly devised ways to sell merchandise disguised as love.
They tell old men and women that they need to revive their sex life with a little blue pill,
And By the ways if things do not go right after about four hours, you might want to call your Doctor.
To the Ladies they promote wearing sexually provocative clothing. They say it will help you.
I said before, I do believe Victoria’s secret, is no longer a secret.
The business world is always advertising some product using young people in their 20”s. Many times they are seen promoting exercise equipment.
They all look fit and trim, so that we the older folks, the ones with the money, will be drawn in and fooled by the allusion, that if we will buy their merchandise, we too can look like them.
Folks you could walk on that treadmill four hours a day, seven days a week and you’re never going to look like you did in your youth.
And ladies if you haven’t figured it out yet, you could change clothes three times in one evening and the guy would never notice. He’s not looking at the dress.
That is why when you come in and ask your husband “does this look good on me”, he will always say it looks great.
Then you go back to your closet and proceed to change, several times.
The Christian life is built on love. Real love is not one that comes with conditions. Real love sees the inner beauty within the person.
So that when their spouse comes back from war, scarred and mangled, you can still see the person you love inside the mirrors of their soul.
So that a husband in his later years, can look down at his aging wife, and still see the young women of his dreams, and say, yes that does look great on you.
We learn to really understand love because the one who loved us unconditionally
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
It takes a deep love to die for someone else’s wrongs; most people would just pass on by, minding their own affairs with little concern for you or for me.
But 1 John 4:10-19 says:
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
Today we are discussing the topic of love and have defined to a good extent so far, what love is.
But now we are going to define forbidden love. This is the title of today’s sermon.
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We just have seen a MOVIE CLIP from the movie Bruce Almighty, apparently the fact that Susan’s lips were on Bruce, did not set to well with Grace. We could probably consider this a pretty good example of forbidden love.
It tears down trust and breaks hearts and all Grace wanted was to be married to the one that she loved and to have his children. She did not desire something superficial, worldly, like a big boat or bags of money, which she expresses to Bruce.