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Rate Your Romance What kind of romance is true love? By Shad Sluiter – available for download at www. gospelhall. org
1 Corinthians 13 – True Love • 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. • 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. • 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. • 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Why? • If love is so wonderful, then why does it hurt me so much? • If love is so eternal, then why do I break up so often? • If I really love her, why do I forget about her sometimes? • Maybe what you experience isn’t really love. It has another name – lust.
True Lust • 4 Lust is exciting, lust is hot. It does not wait, it does not endure, it is not patient. • 5 It is not dependable, it is not for old people, it is not easy, it keeps hurting me whenever it ends. • 6 Lust does not pay attention to the needs of others but meets my own needs first. • 7 It always is about sex, always looks good, always feels good, always is about me.
Directions: 1. Watch the Power Point presentation about love in 1 Corinthians 13. 2. Put the letter next to each couple that corresponds to the list below. Some of these are positive examples of love. Others are negative examples. Print this page. Give a copy to each student to fill out during your discussion. 1. Fireworks 4. Cancer 7. Lose weight 8. I'm with you 2. Wrong color 5. Bad Boss A. Love is patient, love is kind B. Love does not envy, boast, is not proud C. Love is not rude, not self-seeking D. Love is not angry, keeps no record of wrong, rejoices in the truth E. Love protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres, love never fails 3. Car Accident 6. Dumb Jokes 9. Big rock
Tony Braggart and his girl Susan “Susan, I found this perfect spot to watch fireworks tonight through a friend at the bank. I have connections to important people like him. I wish you were at my last football game. I caught three touchdown passes. These fireworks are almost as good as those they used at my game. ”
Imelda Impolite and her boyfriend Mike “Mike, you’re late and you know that red flowers don’t go with my outfit. I wish you would have thought of that. Oh, well, you’ll look good with me when we get to the dance. I can’t wait to see the jealous look on Kim’s face when she sees that I pursuaded you to come with me. ”
Carl Compassionate and his wife Tina. “Tina, today’s car accident is too bad. But we’ll fix it. I’m just glad that you are ok. I called the mechanic and he says it will be ready in just one week and then we’ll forget about it. ”
Frank Faithful and his wife Maria. “Maria, when I married you I said it would be forever. Even though you just had an operation for cancer I promise to never leave you. I don’t know what will happen to us but I will always be here for you. ”
John the Enduring and his wife Vivian. “John, thank you for listening about my problem. My boss is just so demanding that I feel like exploding. Whenever I get a phone call from her I have to control my voice. The other day she gave me a job to do – Wait - am I talking too much? ”
Francine Unforgiving and here husband Tim. “I was so embarrased at your dumb joke at the dinner table. That is the third time this year that you said such a stupid thing. At the wedding in June, you tried to make everyone laugh. Only the guys laughed and I felt like hiding under the table. Then again in February, you tried to impress your boss with another story that flopped. I can’t believe how often you do this to yourself. ”
Rusty the Rude and his lost date. “Hey girl. You and I would make a good couple if you lost a few pounds. ”
Dan Devoted and his wife Nancy. “You are special to me. You know that don’t you? Your life is my future. I will not play ball with my friends if you are home alone. We will be doing something together – just you and me. ”
Leonel the Loaded and his doll. “Doll. This is going to impress you. I make enough money to buy you a big rock. You will be my prize. Just make sure you don’t gain weight and keep plenty of makeup on. I need you to look good. ”
Fireworks Love does not boast, it is not proud. Wrong color Love is not rude, it is not selfseeking. Car Accident Love is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
Cancer Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Bad Boss Love is patient, love is kind. Dumb Jokes Love it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Lose weight Love is not rude, it is not selfseeking. I’m with you Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Big rock Love does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.