True Love: Fact & Fiction (July 17- August 7)

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Few ideas captivate us like love. We want to feel it. We are elated by it, but we are also severely wounded by it. Too often, the lines between true love and false love confuse and mislead us. Jesus came to define true love for all of us, love that heals, restores, and empowers us.

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Week 1: A New Start, 1 John 1:1-4, July 17, 2022

Some of us may have given up on love. We tried in the past to love and be loved, but that experiment crash-landed. Jesus comes to give all of us a new start, to experience love again the way God created it.

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Week 2: A New Freedom, 1 John 1:5 – 2:2, July 24, 2022

Imperfect, broken people have a hard time accepting or giving love. To love freely, God must deal with the imperfections we know as sin. Jesus has come to deal with our sin, so we are freed to love.

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Week 3: A New Model, 1 John 2:3 – 2:11, July 31, 2022

Jesus provides a new standard of love that measures all other attempts at love. Following His example will empower us to love truthfully, exposing the false substitutes for love that have hurt far too many people.

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Week 4: A New Song, 1 John 2:12 – 2:14, August 7, 2022

How many love songs have been written throughout the history of the world? We humans from all cultures and all ages can’t stop dreaming about, celebrating, and lamenting our love experiences. The coming of Jesus gives us another love song to sing, one that will transform all our other relationships.

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