With “The Gathering” happening next week, we decided to go with our usual theme of “Love” this week instead of next. Here is a quick recap of tonight’s lesson. This is by no means all, but should give a good overview for reference.
Video: Christian Pick Up Lines
Video: Girls – How to find the RIGHT guy
State a definition of love. What is love?
What do you think real love is? (commitment, consistency, care, and consideration are the heart of love)
Is love the same as romance? Why or why not?
How are they related?
How are they different?
Video: What Does Love Look Like to YOU?
The Bible has a lot to say about love. Tonight we’ll talk about two…
First: The Song of Solomon is a love poem describing the kind of relationship that belongs in marriage:
We are going to look at a few of the verses from Solomon
1:2 Enjoy each others kisses, 1:15 like to look at each other, 2:3 Like to be together, 2:4 want others to know they are in love, 3:1-4 miss each other when apart, 3:5 don’t want to push or hurry the growth of love, 4:1 find each other beautiful, 4:9 looking at each other brings close feelings, 6:9 see each other as unique, 7:10 are devoted to each other, 8:6 realize the danger of jealousy, 8:14 like to go places together.
To give you a bit of visual on the book of Solomon here are two videos:
Video: Solomon pick up lines
Let’s throw it back old school! We only made it part way through the next one before the unanimous decision that we all couldn’t take it any longer. LOL
Video: Mark Lowry – Song of Solomon
1 Corinthians 13:4-13
New International Version (NIV)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, 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. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes,what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
According to this scripture what is or is not love? Examples
Take a look at the video below for a great example of what love really is.
Video: What is love?
So, after viewing that video…would you say love is an action or a feeling?
Love is more a choice than something you wait for. It is an action more than a feeling because actions show your feelings and help feelings grow.
Memorize the following definition of love:
“love is deciding to seek the well-being of someone as God would define well-being and then doing it.”
It’s actually quite simple. Anyone can choose to do it.
We went over 1 Corinthians 13 again with examples of each description of what love is and what love isn’t based on the scripture.
Wed Night – Love Lesson – Feb 5 2014