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2010.4.18 stress makers part 3 (1)

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2010.4.18 stress makers part 3 (1)

  1. 1. Stress Makers Stress and love
  2. 2. <ul><li>When we turn _____ things into ________ things we create our own stress! </li></ul>good ultimate
  3. 3. The Search for Love
  4. 4. Jacob’s Longing <ul><li>Genesis 29:16 Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17 Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel was lovely in form, and beautiful. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Jacob’s Longing <ul><li>18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, &quot;I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 6. Jacob’s Longing <ul><li>Genesis 29:20 So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Jacob’s Longing <ul><li>Genesis 29:21 Then Jacob said to Laban, &quot;Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to lie with her.&quot; </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Sting <ul><li>Genesis 29:25 When morning came, there was Leah! </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Love Stress-Makers </li></ul><ul><li>_______ then… </li></ul><ul><li>______ </li></ul>The Devastation of Idolatry Idealize Idolize
  10. 10. The Devastation of Idolatry <ul><li>Genesis 29:30 Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Devastation of Idolatry <ul><li>Genesis 29:31 When the LORD saw that Leah was not loved, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Devastation of Idolatry <ul><li>32 Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, for she said, &quot;It is because the LORD has seen my misery. Surely my husband will love me now.&quot; </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Devastation of Idolatry <ul><li>Genesis 29:33 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, &quot;Because the LORD heard that I am not loved, he gave me this one too.&quot; So she named him Simeon. </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Devastation of Idolatry <ul><li>Genesis 29:34 Again she conceived, and when she gave birth to a son she said, &quot;Now at last my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.&quot; So he was named Levi. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Cosmic Disillusionment <ul><li>Proverbs 27:20 Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are the eyes of man. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Male and Female Idolatries
  17. 17. Leah’s Breakthrough <ul><li>Genesis 29:35 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, &quot;This time I will praise the LORD.&quot; So she named him Judah. Then she stopped having children. </li></ul>
  18. 18. The True Bridegroom <ul><li>Genesis 49:10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his. </li></ul>
  19. 19. The True Bridegroom <ul><li>Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. </li></ul>
  20. 20. The True Bridegroom <ul><li>Revelation 19:6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude…, shouting: &quot;Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. </li></ul>
  21. 21. The True Bridegroom <ul><li>7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. </li></ul>
  22. 22. The True Bridegroom <ul><li>9 Then the angel said, &quot;Write: 'Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!'&quot; </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Man Nobody Wanted <ul><li>Colossians 3:1-4 Your life is hidden with Christ in God…when Christ who is your life appears, you will appear with him in glory.” </li></ul>

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