Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lust vs. Love.1

Lust vs. Love

- What is Lust?

o Definition: lecherousness: a strong sexual desire; crave: have a craving, appetite, or great desire for self-indulgent (personified as one of the deadly sins)

o My Bible’s Definition: inappropriate and excessive desire or craving.

- What is Love?

o Love is a choice, not a feeling.

o You don’t fall into it. You choose to grow deeper in it. (you also don’t fall out)

o It does not come naturally. You have to work at it. Romans 12:9-19

§ People who are not cool, ugly, below us, etc.

§ Showing God’s grace. (undeserved gift)

§ It takes time, money, effort, energy

o Galatians 5:22- It’s a fruit of the Spirit “And the fruit of the spirit is love..”

o Galatians 5:14-it sums up the entire law “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

o John 15:13-14 Laying down your life- “Greater love has no man than this, he”

o 1 John 3:18-It’s not just words, “Let us not love in words and in tongue, but in action and in truth.”