The Greater Love (3 of 7) by Roger Thomas

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The Greater Love (3 of 7)
Series: The Passions of Christ
Roger Thomas
Mark 2:1-12


Introduction: This is a message about love. Not the cheap kind or the easy kind, but the greater kind. The word love never appears in our text, but it's there. All over the place!

Many of you have been thinking about and voicing your love this weekend. Based on some of the responses in our Newlywed Game at the Valentine's Banquet last night, I can think of few folk around here who could use a refresher course. I won't name any names, but Kevin and Wanda should get their ears on. Perhaps this will help.

A group of 4-8 year olds was asked their views on love. Their answers are worth taking to heart.

According to eight year old Rebecca, "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore so my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Karl, age five suggests that "love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other." Maybe Terri, age 4, was a bit closer, "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Emily (I am not sure if this was Emily Snodgrass or Williams), age 8, observed, "Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss." Seven year old Chris said, "Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Brad Pitt.

On the other hand, some of you guys better take it slow lest what happened to another fellow happen to you. A guy was expressing some concern about his home life to a buddy. The buddy suggested that maybe he needed to be a bit more considerate and affectionate toward his wife. The guy thought about it awhile and decided to follow the advice.

When the man arrived at home that night, he immediately grabs his wife. He gives ...


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