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  • We Know God’s Truth Through Creation

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    About 35 years ago, I was at a camp in the mountains. Alone in a room, I prayed, “God, if there is a God, I’m open. If you’re real, I want to know you’re real. And, Jesus Christ, if you can change my life, if there is a purpose for my life, I want to know it.”

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  • Bring Your Love and Work Together

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    The apostle Paul says, “Do all your work in love” (1 Corinthians 16:14 TEV). He doesn’t say some of your work but all of your work. He also says that no matter “what I do, I'm bankrupt without love” (1 Corinthians 13:3 MSG).

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  • We Need God’s Love So We Can Love Others

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    If you only love on and off like a light switch, you do not love others like God wants you to love. Jesus said, “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?” (Luke 6:32a NIV)

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  • Love Is a Skill That Can Be Learned

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    Love is a skill that can be learned. In other words, it’s something you can get good at, and that means you get better at love by practicing love.

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  • Love Is an Action

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    If you really love someone, then you show it by how you act toward that person. Love is more than attraction and more than arousal. It’s also more than sentimentality, like so many of today’s songs suggest. By this standard, is love dead when the emotion is gone? No — not at all — because love is an action and a behavior.

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  • The Bible Says Love Is a Choice

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    Today we’ve bought into this myth that love is uncontrollable, that it’s something that just happens to us. In fact, even the language we use implies the uncontrollability of love. We say, “I fell in love,” as if love is some kind of a ditch. It’s like I’m walking along one day and — bam! — I fell in love. I couldn’t help myself.

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  • What Do I Do When My World Falls Apart?

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    When your world is falling apart, it’s so easy to focus on the pain, the problems, the pressure, and the difficulties. It’s the natural response. But the biblical response is to turn your focus to God’s love.

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  • You’re Alive Because God Wants to Love You

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    A while back, a man came into my office and said, “I’m a Christian, but I don’t feel like I’m going anywhere in my spiritual growth. I’m kind of stuck in neutral.”

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  • We Love Because God Loves Us

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    We were created in God’s image to do two things on Earth: learn to love God and learn to love other people. Life is all about love.

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  • God’s Love Is Deep Enough

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    There are times when we all think, “I’m going under for the last time! I’m about to sink!” But no matter how deep you are, God’s love is deeper than your problem.

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