Thursday: Jesus and Romance
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Read John 2:1–11. What does this tells us about Jesus’ attitude toward marriage and romantic love? What does it mean that He gave His blessing to such boisterous and long-drawn-out affairs as Jewish weddings were in that day and age?  1 Jesus had just returned from the wilderness of temptation, where He Himself had drunk the cup … [Click to read more …]

12: Love Stories from God – Thought Starters
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God looked down on His creation and thought. “I’m lonely. I’ll make a man.” So He did. Then He made a woman. 1 Adam fell in love with Eve the instant he saw her. She was beautiful in every respect. Eve loved Adam, too. He was handsome and strong, and he cared for her. Their … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: A Book of Romance
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Libraries could be filled with books that deal with the difficult question of human suffering, difficult especially for those who believe in a loving and all-powerful God (for the atheist, suffering is merely part of what it means to live in a godless and meaningless universe and thus doesn’t present the difficult philosophical questions it … [Click to read more …]

12: Love Stories – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : From the beginning to the end of Scripture, the sacredness and beauty of romance, the sacredness and beauty of romance, love, and intimacy of healthy relationships is revealed. [Teaching Plan for “Love Stories” March 21, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 2:21-15. A. Ask class members to share a short thought … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Love Stories
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Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 2:21–25, Exod. 20:5, Isa. 43:4, 62:5, Song of Songs, John 2:1–11. Memory Text: “The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: ‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you’ ” (Jeremiah 31:3, NKJV). Key Thought: How are we to understand the loving side of God? Love is, perhaps, … [Click to read more …]

11: God as artist – Thought Starters
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“My wife is the most beauiful woman in the world,” Stan announced to Barry while lunch being prepared by his wife Donna, who was in the kitchen with Barry’s wife Joanne.1 “You think so!” said Barry. “Did you see that dress she was wearing today?” “Yes, I did. It was pretty. I like the way the colors were so nicely … [Click to read more …]