Sacred Marriage Series 6 The Love Labora

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Final session in Sacred Marriage series. It is not enough to 'love' your spouse, you must be 'loving'. And to be truly 'loving' you must discover how to be a channel of God's Love toward your spouse.

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We Get Married To Be Loved, Not To Learn How To Love : 

We Get Married To Be Loved, Not To Learn How To Love

What Happened? : 

What Happened?

1. Marriage Requires a Laboratory of Love : 

1. Marriage Requires a Laboratory of Love Marriage requires a Laboratory that Provides: Nourishment, Effort Energy Creativity Commitment Active Engaging Love

2. Marriage Requires a LOVING Relationship : 

2. Marriage Requires a LOVING Relationship There Is A Huge Difference Between ‘Love’ And ‘Loving’. If You Are Not ‘Loving’, You Will Not Be "In Love". The More You Are ‘Loving’ The Stronger The Bonds Of ‘Love’.

3. Marriage Must be a Dependent Relationship : 

3. Marriage Must be a Dependent Relationship Let God EmpowerYou to Be Loving

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 (JMZD) : 

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 (JMZD) Glory of God If I sing “I Love You’s” with the voice of an angel and yet do not possess God’s love for my spouse, I am just an irritating hanger clanging on the closet door. If I can capture the eyes of my spouse with mine, and know their deepest heart’s desires, and shower them with mountains of wealth and luxury, but possess not God’s love in my heart, I am just a vanishing vapor. If I give everything I have to my spouse and even sacrifice my life for them, and yet I possess not the very Love of God, I have accomplished nothing.

agapēn de may echo - outhen eimi : 

agapēn de may echo - outhen eimi

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I will always react to hurt with a slow boil, I will always be reaching out in kindness and showing favors, I will always share and rejoice in the experiences of my spouse, I will always seek to honor and give to my spouse, I will always relate with humility and modesty, I will always be orderly and controlled and comely (attractive), I will always seek to serve my spouse without expectations, I will always be emotionally involved with my spouse without being overly “touchy”, I will always think good of my spouse and will vaporize any hurts and unkindness, A Marriage Pledge of Active Loving

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I will never think or speak of the wrongs of my spouse, especially to others, I will courageously embrace truthfulness and honesty with my spouse, I will always bear my spouses irritations and failures and will always cover them with God’s forgiving love, I will always believe the best of my spouse, I will never cease to hope for God’s best in our marriage, I will actively stand against any attacks or failings that threaten our love, I will actively love my spouse forever! A Marriage Pledge of Active Loving

The Bible Puts the Loving in Love… : 

The Bible Puts the Loving in Love… 1. Put on love Colossians 3:14 (ESV) And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 2. Follow after love 1 Corinthians 14:1 (ESV) Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 3. Abound in love  Philippians 1:9 (ESV) And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,

The Bible Puts the Loving in Love… : 

The Bible Puts the Loving in Love… 4. Continue in love Hebrews 13:1 (NLT)Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. (Keep on keeping on…) 5. Increase in love  1 Thessalonians 3:12 (ESV)and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, 6. Be fervent in love 1 Peter 4:8 (NKJV) And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins." 7. Spur each other to love Hebrews 10:24 (ESV) And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works 1 Corinthians 16:14 - Do everything in love.

How to Turn a Nothing into Something : 

How to Turn a Nothing into Something 1 Corinthians 1:28-31 (KJV) But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the … things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption and _____________;That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

The Loving Kit For Sacred Marriages : 

The Loving Kit For Sacred Marriages Toothpick: Matthew 7:1 Always pick out the good qualities in your spouse Rubber Band: Romans 8:28 Be flexible, things do not always go the way you want. Band-Aid: Colossians 3:12-14 Take time to offer a healing hand, one full of love & grace. Pencil: Ephesians 1:3 Write down a blessing because of your spouse; add to your list of blessings daily. Eraser: Romans 3:23 Erase the mistakes your spouse makes as they happen. Mint: Proverbs 11:25 Do something to refresh your spouse as you enjoy this mint. Hugs & Kisses: 1 Peter 5:14 Don't let the sun go down without giving your spouse at least one kiss & hug. Teabag: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Stop, relax, and thank God for your spouse. Then thank them. Thankfulness goes a long way.

The Ring of Death Silenced by Loving : 

The Ring of Death Silenced by Loving At his feet she told her story, Showed her hands all bruised and torn; And her sweet young face, still haggard With the anguish it had worn;Touched his heart with sudden pity,Lit his eyes with misty light:"Go, your lover lives," said Cromwell,"Curfew will not ring tonight."

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