CHRISTIAN LOVE SESSION #4
CHRISTIAN LOVE <ul><li>LOVE IS GAME </li></ul><ul><li>DESCRIPTION OF CARDS </li></ul><ul><li>TOP 10 </li></ul><ul><li>TOP ...
CHRISTIAN LOVE <ul><li>LOVE IS </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT DOES REAL LOVE LOOK LIKE? </li></ul><ul><li>THE MEANING OF CHRISTIAN...
LOVE IS… <ul><li>Love is abstract and therefore difficult to define </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions of love are  popularized...
Love is a Gospel mandate <ul><li>Jesus demanded that we love one another as he loved us.  That is the foundation of Christ...
Love is an action word <ul><li>Love is not just a feeling </li></ul><ul><li>It is not simply a feeling that comes naturall...
Divine love <ul><li>Divine love as defined by God, is doing for a person, in the light of eternity, what is best for that ...
The meaning of Christian Love <ul><li>Biblical love operates on the basis of absolute truth through the revealed will of G...
A secular view of Christian Love <ul><li>Often such love is seen as harsh and is not easily discernable within the Christi...
Love un-masked <ul><li>Biblical love is therefore not soft or over indulgent sentimentality.  </li></ul><ul><li>God’s love...
What Does Love Look Like <ul><li>4 Types of Love </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storge – Family affection (Parent-Child) </li></ul>...
Agape Love <ul><ul><li>Agape (divine love)  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is an unconditional love that God calls us to ...
The opposite of Love <ul><li>Most people would say that the opposite of love is hate.  </li></ul><ul><li>However a better ...
The Ten Commandments <ul><li>A pharisee asked Jesus to tell him which commandment of the Jewish Law was the greatest, Jesu...
SERMON ON THE MOUNT <ul><li>BLESSED ARE THEY </li></ul><ul><li>GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES FOR OUR LIVES ...
BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>POOR IN SPIRIT, FOR THEIRS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD </li></ul>
BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>WHO MOURN, FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED </li></ul>
BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>THE MEEK, FOR THEY WILL INHERIT THE LAND </li></ul>
BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>WHO HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, FOR THEY WILL BE SATISFIED </li></ul>
BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>THE MERCIFUL, FOR THEY WILL BE SHOWN MERCY </li></ul>
BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>THE CLEAN OF HEART, FOR THEY WILL SEE GOD </li></ul>
BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>THE PEACEMAKERS, FOR THEY WILL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD </li></ul>
GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN <ul><li>JESUS’ VISION OF LOVE </li></ul><ul><li>THIRD LUMINOUS MYSTERY </li></ul><ul><li>HEART OF CHURCH...
JEREMIAH 29:11-14 <ul><li>FOR I KNOW WELL THE PLANS I HAVE IN MIND FOR YOU, SAYS THE LORD, PLANS FOR YOUR WELFARE, NOT FOR...
EXAMPLES FOR OUR LIVES <ul><li>I WOULD FEEL … </li></ul><ul><li>WE WOULD HAVE … </li></ul><ul><li>WE WOULD NOT NEED … </li...
FREEDOM TO CHOOSE <ul><li>UNCONDITIONAL LOVE OF GOD </li></ul><ul><li>GOODNESS OF PEOPLE </li></ul><ul><li>GOD LOVE ME INT...
CLOSING MEDITATION <ul><li>RUN SLIDES </li></ul>
CHRISTIAN LOVE
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  1. 1. CHRISTIAN LOVE SESSION #4
  2. 2. CHRISTIAN LOVE <ul><li>LOVE IS GAME </li></ul><ul><li>DESCRIPTION OF CARDS </li></ul><ul><li>TOP 10 </li></ul><ul><li>TOP 3 </li></ul><ul><li>DISCUSSION </li></ul><ul><li>TOP 1 </li></ul>
  3. 3. CHRISTIAN LOVE <ul><li>LOVE IS </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT DOES REAL LOVE LOOK LIKE? </li></ul><ul><li>THE MEANING OF CHRISTIAN LOVE </li></ul><ul><li>THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT </li></ul><ul><li>CLOSING MEDITATION </li></ul>
  4. 4. LOVE IS… <ul><li>Love is abstract and therefore difficult to define </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions of love are popularized by… </li></ul><ul><li>Greeting cards, TV, novels, and movies. In our culture, love is often equated with everything from sex to our attitude toward ice cream or an article of clothing. However, all of these things we say we love tell only part of what it means to love. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Love is a Gospel mandate <ul><li>Jesus demanded that we love one another as he loved us. That is the foundation of Christian morality. </li></ul><ul><li>And we can be sure that by the word love, Jesus meant something far different than our secular culture does. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Love is an action word <ul><li>Love is not just a feeling </li></ul><ul><li>It is not simply a feeling that comes naturally </li></ul><ul><li>Love is… A CHOICE </li></ul>
  7. 7. Divine love <ul><li>Divine love as defined by God, is doing for a person, in the light of eternity, what is best for that person, regardless of the cost. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, agape (divine) love is both kind and severe; merciful and stern; compassionate and authoritative; forgiving and demanding; and, soft and hard. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The meaning of Christian Love <ul><li>Biblical love operates on the basis of absolute truth through the revealed will of God. Such love has integrity and fiber to be uncompromising when dealing with truth and morality, even if it causes waves. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, this love is a disciplined love and in the face of adversity it is willing to confront issues that are divisive. Yet, it has as its goal repentance and growth, not revenge! </li></ul>
  9. 9. A secular view of Christian Love <ul><li>Often such love is seen as harsh and is not easily discernable within the Christian’s demeanor. </li></ul><ul><li>Many Christians become tagged or labeled as &quot;unloving&quot; because their love is defined by the truth of God’s uncompromising word (this is readily seen in those that become dogmatic about doctrinal issues). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Love un-masked <ul><li>Biblical love is therefore not soft or over indulgent sentimentality. </li></ul><ul><li>God’s love is not emotional love that lasts for a while and fades away; rather, it is an unchangeable, immutable, intelligent love that lasts for ever. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What Does Love Look Like <ul><li>4 Types of Love </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storge – Family affection (Parent-Child) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eros – Physical affection (man-woman) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phileo – Friendship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All of these types of love are conditional, and requires us to know the individual. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Agape Love <ul><ul><li>Agape (divine love) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is an unconditional love that God calls us to have for one another. It is love not only for your friends and family, but also for your enemies. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The opposite of Love <ul><li>Most people would say that the opposite of love is hate. </li></ul><ul><li>However a better term for the opposite of love is… </li></ul><ul><li>APATHY- meaning total indifference for the well being of brothers and sisters around you. </li></ul><ul><li>Love means being deeply concerned about the dignity and welfare of other people. </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Ten Commandments <ul><li>A pharisee asked Jesus to tell him which commandment of the Jewish Law was the greatest, Jesus summed up the Ten Commandments in two statements. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The first is ‘… you shall love the Lord your God with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this ‘ You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other Commandment greater than these.” </li></ul>
  15. 15. SERMON ON THE MOUNT <ul><li>BLESSED ARE THEY </li></ul><ul><li>GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES FOR OUR LIVES </li></ul><ul><li>FREEDOM TO CHOOSE </li></ul>
  16. 16. BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>POOR IN SPIRIT, FOR THEIRS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD </li></ul>
  17. 17. BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>WHO MOURN, FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED </li></ul>
  18. 18. BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>THE MEEK, FOR THEY WILL INHERIT THE LAND </li></ul>
  19. 19. BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>WHO HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, FOR THEY WILL BE SATISFIED </li></ul>
  20. 20. BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>THE MERCIFUL, FOR THEY WILL BE SHOWN MERCY </li></ul>
  21. 21. BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>THE CLEAN OF HEART, FOR THEY WILL SEE GOD </li></ul>
  22. 22. BLESSED ARE THEY <ul><li>THE PEACEMAKERS, FOR THEY WILL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD </li></ul>
  23. 23. GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN <ul><li>JESUS’ VISION OF LOVE </li></ul><ul><li>THIRD LUMINOUS MYSTERY </li></ul><ul><li>HEART OF CHURCH TEACHING </li></ul><ul><li>CHRISTIAN SERVICE </li></ul><ul><li>“I HAVE GREAT THINGS PLANNED FOR YOU” – JEREMIAH 29: 11-14 </li></ul>
  24. 24. JEREMIAH 29:11-14 <ul><li>FOR I KNOW WELL THE PLANS I HAVE IN MIND FOR YOU, SAYS THE LORD, PLANS FOR YOUR WELFARE, NOT FOR WOE! PLANS TO GIVE A FUTURE FULL OF HOPE. WHEN YOU CALL ME, WHEN YOU GO TO PRAY TO ME, I WILL LISTEN TO YOU. WHEN YOU LOOK FOR ME, YOU WILL FIND ME. YES WHEN YOU SEEK ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART, YOU WILL FIND ME WITH YOU, SAYS THE LORD, AND I WILL CHANGE YOUR LOT. </li></ul>
  25. 25. EXAMPLES FOR OUR LIVES <ul><li>I WOULD FEEL … </li></ul><ul><li>WE WOULD HAVE … </li></ul><ul><li>WE WOULD NOT NEED … </li></ul><ul><li>MY SCHOOL WOULD BE A PLACE WHERE… </li></ul><ul><li>MY FAMILY WOULD BE… </li></ul>
  26. 26. FREEDOM TO CHOOSE <ul><li>UNCONDITIONAL LOVE OF GOD </li></ul><ul><li>GOODNESS OF PEOPLE </li></ul><ul><li>GOD LOVE ME INTO CREATION </li></ul><ul><li>LOVE GOD AND NEIGHBOR </li></ul><ul><li>LOVE YOUR ENEMIES </li></ul>
  27. 27. CLOSING MEDITATION <ul><li>RUN SLIDES </li></ul>
  28. 28. CHRISTIAN LOVE

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