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1 LET’S TAKE LOVE WHAT IS TRUE LOVE WHAT IS TRUE LOVE COMMITMENT THAT LASTS COMMITMENT THAT LASTS FOREVER FOREVER

2 1 COR. 13: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5. It is not rude, it is not self- seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8. Love never fails.

3 OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS BASED ON TRUE LOVE CHARACTERISTICS OF TRUE LOVE CHARACTERISTICS OF TRUE LOVE

4 IN TRUE LOVE THERE’S NO SEPARATION ROMANS 8: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39. neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ROMANS 8: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39. neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Malachi 2:16 "I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel, Malachi 2:16 "I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel,

5 TRUE LOVE SAVES US John 3: 16John 3:16 (New International Version) John 3: 16John 3:16 (New International Version) 16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

6 TRUE LOVE PROVIDES A FUTURE John 14:2 (NIV) 2. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. John 14:2 (NIV) 2. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. John 14:28 (New International Version) John 14:28 (New International Version) 28"You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 28"You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

7 TRUE LOVE TAKES CARE OF OUR EVERY NEED Deuteronomy 8:3 (NIV) 3 …man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. Deuteronomy 8:3 (NIV) 3 …man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. MY PERSONAL TESTIMONY MY PERSONAL TESTIMONY

8 TRUE LOVE IS EXPRESSED IN VALUABLE WORDS AND ACTION TRUE LOVE IS EXPRESSED IN VALUABLE WORDS AND ACTION Jesus: The Living Word The Written Word The Written Word

9 TRUE LOVE COMES WITH CREDIBILITY AND INTEGRITY Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19 Numbers 23:19

10 TRUE LOVE IS PERFECT Psalm 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30 Psalm 18:30 1 John 4:18 (NIV) 18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 (NIV) 18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

11 TRUE LOVE BRINGS HOPE (even in time of sin & despair) Isaiah 55:11 (King James Version) 11. So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 (King James Version) 11. So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

12 TRUE LOVE IS CONSIDERATE The word COVENANT is mentioned in the NIV 286 times The word COVENANT is mentioned in the NIV 286 times A covenant is an agreement; it is a pledge behind which there is a promise A covenant is an agreement; it is a pledge behind which there is a promise God knows that we have been permanently damaged by sin, so He promises to overlook our sins once we repent for the wrong things we do God knows that we have been permanently damaged by sin, so He promises to overlook our sins once we repent for the wrong things we do

13 GRACE is an expression of TRUE LOVE Today God calls us through a covenant that offers us his GRACE Today God calls us through a covenant that offers us his GRACE He is favoring us with a pardon that we do not deserve He is favoring us with a pardon that we do not deserve WHY? Because He loves us and He wants us back in a good relationship with Him WHY? Because He loves us and He wants us back in a good relationship with Him

14 TRUE LOVE IS FORGIVING Isaiah 1:18 (New International Version) Isaiah 1:18 (New International Version) 18 "Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. 18 "Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

15 TRUE LOVE IS INVITING Hebrews 10:22 …..draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22 …..draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22 Hebrews 10:22 Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV) 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV) 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

16 TRUE LOVE IS ENCOURAGING 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV)9 For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV)9 For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

17 TRUE LOVE PURGES AND REWARDS WORD John 15 (NIV) 1."I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. John 15 (NIV) 1."I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every 2. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken fruitful. 3. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can to you. 4. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 5. "I am the vine; you are the fruit unless you remain in me. 5. "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6. If anyone does not fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7. If such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8. This is to my Father's glory, that you wish, and it will be given you. 8. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

18 UNDERSTANDING TRUE LOVE GOD WANTS A RELATIONSHIP WITH US THAT IS BASED ON TRUE LOVE GOD WANTS A RELATIONSHIP WITH US THAT IS BASED ON TRUE LOVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS BENEFICIAL TO MAN A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS BENEFICIAL TO MAN IF WE DO NOT KNOW GOD’S WORD WE WILL NOT UNDERSTAND A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IF WE DO NOT KNOW GOD’S WORD WE WILL NOT UNDERSTAND A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD WHEN WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND A RELATIONSHIP, WE DO NOT RECEIVE THE FULLNESS OF ITS BENEFIT WHEN WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND A RELATIONSHIP, WE DO NOT RECEIVE THE FULLNESS OF ITS BENEFIT


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