Hope To The End .................. Holidays


ST. VALENTINE's DAY


The love of Jesus Christ changes everything.......how we live......how we die
 



Some definitions of Love:
Love is action ........Chuck Chamberlain
Love is patient. Love is Kind............. 1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is T I M E , spent with loved ones...... quantity time.
To love is to commit.
God is Love...............1 John 4:16

A LOVE AFFAIR
http://209.85.173.132/search?q=cache:7GSLOKf0t2QJ:home.earthlink.net/~adadoyce/sermons/the%2520love%2520relationship%2520with%2520
God.pdf+sermons+love+affair&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=8&gl=us

God's Valentine to us:

"For God so lo
Ved the world,         
.............That He gAve
               His on
Ly
               Begott
En
                     So
N,
                         That whosoever
          Believeth
In Him
             Should
Not perish,
          But have
Everlasting Life."
John 3:16

GOD's LOVE FOR US
"Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down His life for His friends" John 15:13


Love Everlasting http://www.puritansermons.com/reformed/dool2.htm
Altogether Lovely http://www.puritansermons.com/sermons/flavel1.htm
Riches of God's Love (mercy) http://www.puritansermons.com/goodwin/good07.htm
The Love of Christ http://www.puritansermons.com/shepard/shepard9.htm
Unmeasurable Love http://www.puritansermons.com/shepard/sheprd15.htm
God's Servant-Love http://www.puritansermons.com/sermons/sibbes3.htm
 




OUR LOVE FOR GOD
"And to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding,
and with all the
soul, and with all the strength and to love his neighbor as himself,
is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices" Mark 12:33


True Love by David Hole www.horizonsnet.org/sermons/1jn17.html
Real Love http://yvm.net/go/gvcc/sermon_trans/Real_Love.html
Agape Love by Eli Miller http://insightministries.com/resources/HTML/Agape.htm
Love Jesus http://www.puritansermons.com/sermons/brooks3.htm
By "Christ" we mean Jesus of Nazareth, crucified and glorified
Love to Christ http://www.puritansermons.com/reformed/dool1.htm
Casting all our cares upon Him http://www.puritansermons.com/erskine/erskine7.htm
Go for the Gold hopetotheend.com/sal.html
"We love Him because He first loved us" 1 John 4:19

OUR BRIDEGROOM / HUSBAND
"Rise up, my love, my fair one and come away." Song of Songs 2:10
The Maiden on the Shore hopetotheend.com/maiden.html
Betrothed http://www.puritansermons.com/erskine/erskin27.htm
Sweet Nourishment http://www.puritansermons.com/erskine/erskine9.htm
Thy Husband is thy Maker http://www.puritansermons.com/erskine/erskin13.htm
Union With Christ http://www.puritansermons.com/watson/watson3.htm
Espoused to Christ http://www.puritansermons.com/shepard/sheprd16.htm
http://www.puritansermons.com/shepard/shepard9.htm


MARRIED LOVE
AUDIO "Improving Your Marriage" -- Dr. James. Kennedy
http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/Truths_That_Transform/

CELIBATE LOVE
"Whom have I in heaven but Thee ?" Psalm 73:25
http://homepage.tinet.ie/~vocations/celibacy.html
"and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake.
He that is able to receive it, let him receive it." Matthew 19:12


LOVE OF THE WORD
"How sweet are Thy words unto my taste !
yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth" Psalm 119:103

Love of the Word www.puritansermons.com/watson/watson2.htm
All Year Long hopetotheend.com/ntl.html
"The entrance of Thy words giveth Light;
it giveth understanding unto the simple."
Psalm 119: 130

Love rejoices whenever truth wins out
hopetotheend.com/Ephesians5.html

LOVE IN FAMILY
Charity (Godly love) begins at home.
Marriage:
www.biblebell.org/church2.html
Husbands, Wives www.puritansermons.com/baxter/baxter14.htm
"The best gift you can give your children, is to love your spouse."
Praying For Your Children www.puritansermons.com/reformed/pray.htm
Fathers www.ghaone.org/prayers/children.htm

LOVE OF NEIGHBOR
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

Alfie--lyrics by Hal David

What's it all about, Alfie?
Is it just for the moment we live?
What's it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?
Are we meant to take more than we give
or are we meant to be kind?

And if only fools are kind, Alfie,
then I guess it's wise to be cruel.
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie,
what will you lend on an old golden rule?
http://www.thesonglyrics.com/d_artists/lyrics/haldavid_lyric1.html 

"God is LOVE".... First John 4:7-11

Love is Patient, Love is Kind http://www.parkavemethodist.org/sermon.php?s=16 
 
 LOVING TOO MUCH

"be of love a little more careful than of anything else" ........e e cummings

perspectives from the single-life: http://www.singleness.org/articles.shtml 

  LOVING OUR ENEMIES  through Prayer Luke 6: 27, 28 
( does not necessarily mean fellowship.... 2 Timothy 3 "from such turn away"  ) 
"Pray for those who despitefully use you"..........

Love Leaves When Resentment Enters -- Paul N F
hopetotheend.com/leave.html 

Kindness Begins at Home
www.joyfulheart.com/maturity/kindness.htm 

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change (other people)

the courage to change the things I can ( myself / my attitude )

and the wisdom to know the difference."

see also 2 TIMOTHY 3: 5

FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay,
Love isn't love till you give it away

Classical Poetry www.lovepoetry.com/poems/classic1.html 

FRIENDSHIP
"Oh the comfort---the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,
Having neither to weigh thoughts, nor measure words.
But pouring them all right out---just as they are---chaff and grain together.
Certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them---keep what is worth keeping---
and with the gentle breath of kindness, blow the rest away."
by Dinah M Mulock Craik


" Hey, ain't it good to know you've got a friend...people can be so cold ...they'll hurt you and desert you;
they'll take your soul if you let them..oh but now don't you let them.
You just call out My Name and I'll be wherever you are ..Summer, Spring Winter or Fall, all you have to do is call and I'll be there yes I will ...You've got a Friend." [ Jesus ]

ACROSS THE MILES
www.buffnet.net/~ambrosia/icq/acrossmiles.htm

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Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable. C.S. Lewis

The Ultimate Valentine by Chuck Missler
www.khouse.org/articles/personal/19990201-51.html

History of St. Valentine, martyr (beheaded)
http://www.donnasholidaysentiments.com/stvalentine.html
www.rom101.com/valentinesday.htm

Valentines, Values and Social Solidarity by Berit Kjos 2-2000

http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/valentines.htm

Quotes on Love http://bowering.org/love/author.shtml

The Greatest Love:
http://agricon.on.ca/andiland/essays/greatest.htm
www.newhopefriendship.org/The Greatest Story Ever Told.htm
http://www.donnasholidaysentiments.com/greatestlove.html
www.learningtosoar.org/fl25_text.html

Agape Love http://tentmaker.org/topics/agape.html

Love is not "unconditional"
www.myhomepage.net/~jhdearmore/love14.htm
http://hopetotheend.com/love.html

"Lord, teach me to care and not to care.
.Teach me to sit still" ............. T.S. Eliot

Love Is not just a feeling -- Ron Cook
http://www.pbministries.org/articles/cook/christian_love.htm

Annie's Valentine's Day Page and Links
www.annieshomepage.com/valentines.html

"I Love You" in many languages
http://www.travlang.com/languages/iloveyou.html

"I Love You" in sign language > the Cross

Salvation