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 …]

For Such a Time as This (Part 2)
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[Read Part 1 here, if you have not read it.] And he swore an oath in the name of the one who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and everything in it, the earth and everything in it, and the sea and everything in it.  (Rev 10:6 NSRV)1 Who created the earth?  Who spoke … [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 …]