HOW TO RECEIVE AND GIVE LOVE
Sunday morning, February 14, 1993
WHAT KEEPS US FROM BEING ABLE TO RECEIVE AND GIVE LOVE?
1. OUR SECRETS... IF YOU REALLY KNOW ME YOU WILL NOT LOVE ME.
2. OUR SHAME.. THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF SECRETS. NOT JUST THAT
THERE ARE MARKS AGAINST ME BUT THERE IS SOMETHING FUNDAMENTALLY
WRONG WITH ME.
Luke 7:36-38 Now one of the PHARISEES invited JESUS to have
dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee's house and reclined
at the table. When a WOMAN who had lived a sinful life in that
town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house, she
brought an alabaster jar of perfume, and as she stood behind him
at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears.
Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured
perfume on them.
39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to
himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who is
touching him and what kind of woman she is--that she is a
40-43 Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell
you." "Tell me, teacher," he said. "Two men owed money to a
certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the
other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so
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