1. Standard memberRBHILL
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    Week 24

    Love

    All around us are people starving for love. May our love reach out to them and help meet their need.

    1. Circle key words and phrases in the following Scriptures.

    A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so
    you must love one another.
    JOHN 13:34

    * Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.ROMANS 12:9–10

    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
    EPHESIANS 4:2–3

    We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our
    brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death.
    1 JOHN 3:14

    If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
    1 JOHN 3:17–18

    And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
    COLOSSIANS 3:14

    2. What do we learn about love in (answer briefly):

    John 13:34 1
    John 3:14
    Romans 12:9–10 1
    John 3:17–18
    Ephesians 4:2–3
    Colossians 3:14

    3. Do a verse study using the form on the next page.

    4. Memorize Romans 12:9–10.

    Verse Study Form

    Using the suggested memory verse marked with an asterisk from the
    opposite page, complete this verse study form.

    1. Verse reference ____________________________________________

    2. List two key words and define them.
    Key Word ________________________________________________
    Definition ________________________________________________
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    Key Word ________________________________________________
    Definition ________________________________________________
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    3. What does the verse say?
    (Paraphrase—Rewrite the verse in your own words.)
    _________________________________________________________
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    4. How can you apply the truth of this verse to your life today?
    _________________________________________________________
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    Closing (Prayer time and assignment for next week)

    Next Week (Humility)
  2. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    06 Apr '05 19:12
    Originally posted by RBHILL

    A new command I give you: Love one another.
    JOHN 13:34

    * Love must be sincere. ROMANS 12:9–10
    Do you see any problem here?

    Do you believe it makes sense to be commanded to act sincerely?
    Do you believe it makes sense to be commanded to feel a sincere emotion?

    Can God create a person so evil that He can longer sincerely love him?
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    06 Apr '05 19:25
    RB, how does a person learn to love others, in your experience?
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    06 Apr '05 19:26
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Do you see any problem here?

    Do you believe it makes sense to be commanded to act sincerely?
    Do you believe it makes sense to be commanded to feel a sincere emotion?

    Can God create a person so evil that He can longer sincerely love him?
    I think that many Christians reading your post will think: "Hey! DoctorScribbles is saying that we shouldn't love each other! That heathen!" I'm assuming that this is not true. I'm assuming that your feelings on the matter are similar to mine: it is not the message that is flawed per sae, but the vessel that brings it and, more especially, the reverence that the vessel recieves.
    Am I right in this?

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    06 Apr '05 19:26
    A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
    JOHN 13:34

    Isn't this more worth remembering , than any things in Romans?
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    06 Apr '05 19:36
    Originally posted by frogstomp
    A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
    JOHN 13:34

    Isn't this more worth remembering , than any things in Romans?
    I can barely remember the verses in English let alone in Romans.
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    06 Apr '05 19:38
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Do you see any problem here?

    Do you believe it makes sense to be commanded to act sincerely?
    Do you believe it makes sense to be commanded to feel a sincere emotion?

    Can God create a person so evil that He can longer sincerely love him?
    Think of love as an action and not an emotion.
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    06 Apr '05 19:42
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    Think of love as an action and not an emotion.
    That's why I formed my question those two ways.

    Do you think it makes sense to be commanded to commit a sincere act?
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    06 Apr '05 19:43
    Originally posted by darvlay
    I can barely remember the verses in English let alone in Romans.
    lol

    Keep reading it over and over til the ingrams are burnt into you synapses.
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    06 Apr '05 19:451 edit
    Originally posted by thesonofsaul
    I think that many Christians reading your post will think: "Hey! DoctorScribbles is saying that we shouldn't love each other! That heathen!" I'm assuming that this is not true. I'm assuming that your feelings on the matter are ...[text shortened]... ce that the vessel recieves.
    Am I right in this?

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    No. The message is flawed due to its form. It is absurd to issue a command to perform a given act sincerely. If the act is carried out, either the command was unnecessary in the first place to compel the act, or it wasn't carried out sincerely. In neither case does the commandment actually achieve anything.
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    06 Apr '05 19:54
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Do you see any problem here?

    Do you believe it makes sense to be commanded to act sincerely?
    Do you believe it makes sense to be commanded to feel a sincere emotion?

    Can God create a person so evil that He can longer sincerely love him?
    GOD wants a person to be real,so he says exactly whats he whats. GOD is a GOD of direction, commandments, and instuction. Are you going to limit what HE wants, what pleases HIM.
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    06 Apr '05 19:54
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    No. The message is flawed due to its form. It is absurd to issue a command to perform a given act sincerely. If the act is carried out, either the command was unnecessary in the first place to compel the act, or it wasn't carried out sincerely. In neither case does the commandment actually achieve anything.
    You are comparing verses out of context in a manor that was not the intent of the text in context. And you are confusing intellectual sincerity with the emotional desire - which is a misunderstanding of both Romans and John.

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    06 Apr '05 20:00
    Originally posted by blindfaith101
    GOD wants a person to be real,so he says exactly whats he whats. GOD is a GOD of direction, commandments, and instuction. Are you going to limit what HE wants, what pleases HIM.
    How can you limit God? Preposterous.

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    06 Apr '05 20:07
    Originally posted by blindfaith101
    GOD wants a person to be real,so he says exactly whats he whats. GOD is a GOD of direction, commandments, and instuction. Are you going to limit what HE wants, what pleases HIM.
    DoctorScribbles, do you recall a lesson that you once gave on a certain topic from your profession? For some reason, this post brought it all back to me.
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    06 Apr '05 20:101 edit
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    DoctorScribbles, do you recall a lesson that you once gave on a certain topic from your profession? For some reason, this post brought it all back to me.
    I recall the very lesson of which you speak. I recall it well enough to point out that sincerity was never given as a criterion for having carried out any commands. I also recall that unambiguity is the hallmark of a good command.
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