The Original Love Story (4 Of 6) by Larry Wynn

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THE ORIGINAL LOVE STORY
SERIES: FAMILY TIES
MESSAGE #4
SONG OF SOLOMON 4:7-11
DECEMBER 5, 1999 A.M.
LARRY WYNN

INTRODUCTION

WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU READ A GOOD LOVE STORY?

THE ANSWER FOR MOST MEN IS "NEVER".

THE ANSWER FOR THE WOMEN, ON THE OTHER HAND,
WOULD VARY.

HOW MANY OF YOU CAN REMEMBER THE MOVIE, "LOVE
STORY?"

FOR MOST MEN A GOOD LOVE STORY IS ONE WHERE THE
HERO KISSES HIS GIRL AFTER A TWO HOUR FIGHT SCENE
WITH SOME VILLIAN. A FIVE SECOND KISS AND A TWO
HOUR FIGHT ARE THE MAKINGS OF A GREAT LOVE STORY.

DID YOU KNOW THE BIBLE RECORDS SEVERAL LOVE
STORIES.

YOU HAVE JACOB AND RACHAEL.

YOU HAVE RUTH AND BOAZ.

YOU HAVE THE SONG OF SOLOMON.

THE ENTIRE SONG OF SOLOMON IS A LOVE STORY.

IT REPRESENTS GOD'S LOVE FOR ISRAEL.

IT REPRESENTS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CHURCH
AND CHRIST.

IT REPRESENTS THE LOVE OF A MAN AND A WOMAN.

TODAY, I WANT US TO FOCUS ON THE SONG OF SOLOMON
AS IT DESCRIBES FOR US WHAT IT MEANS TO BE IN
LOVE.

HOW MANY OF YOU ARE IN LOVE TODAY?

THE BIBLE GIVES US A CORRECT VIEW OF LOVE.

OURS IS OFTEN ONE OF BLISS.

THE WORLD'S IS OFTEN ONE THAT IS BLEAK.

THE BIBLE IS ONE THAT IS REAL.

LOVE THAT IS REAL. THERE ARE THREE GREEK WORDS
FOR LOVE IN THE BIBLE.

EROS. THE PHYSICAL EXPRESSION OF LOVE.

WHY ARE MEN AND WOMEN FINDING THE PHYSICAL
RELATIONSHIP OF MARRIAGE LESS SATISFYING?

THE EROS OF THE BIBLE HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH THE
CHEAP AND ARTIFICIAL LOVE OF THE WORLD.

AGAIN, WHEN WE DEPART FROM GOD'S STANDARDS WE
SETTLE FOR LESS THAN BEST.

GOD'S WORD DEALS WITH THE BEAUTY OF PHYSICAL
LOVE.

THAT IS WHAT THE SONG OF SOLOMON IS ALL ABOUT.

PHILIA: FRIEND.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT TRUE LOVE IS WRAPPED UP IN
FRIENDSHIP.

HUSBANDS AND WIVES SHOULD BE BEST FRIENDS.

AGAPE: SACRIFICIAL LOVE.

AGAPE IS UNCONDITIONAL AND PERMANENT.

THIS DESCRIBES GOD'S LOVE FOR US.

IT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF LOVE.

IF LOVE IS TO SURVIVE IN TODAY'S WORL ...


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