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What's Love Got to Do With It? (4 of 4)
Series: Experiencing God through Worship
Matthew 10:37; Revelation 2:2-5
Preached October 3, 2010
The last three weeks as we've looked at the Experiencing God component, we've covered such things as the holiness of God and our sinfulness (Isaiah 6); our appreciation and affection toward the Lord because of what He's done; our obedience to Him which goes hand in hand with worship.
You may be thinking that you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Well, look at this and see if you don't change your mind.
VIDEO: A DOG'S PRAYER
Surely if a DOG can be trained like that, we can, right?
TEXT: Matthew 10:37; Revelation 2:2-5
In my years as pastor I have spent time in pre-marital counseling as well as marital counseling.
They look and feel totally different.
During pre-marital counseling the couple usually sits close together and holding hands.
They talk about how they met and have this sparkle in their eyes when they think about the life they are going to spend together.
When talking about issues like finances, in-laws, jobs, children, they usually are very patient with each other if they have disagreements; or they dismiss it as being no big deal.
Marital counseling, on the other hand, looks and feels totally different.
When a couple comes in, there is no joy on their faces. They sit on the opposite end of the sofa, or as far away from each other as they possibly can.
By the time they come to see me or some other counselor, they are already in dire straits.
Something explosive has usually happened which is a result of some tiny arguments and unreconciled anger that wasn't dealt with.
Or, it could be that as the years go by in certain marriages, it's not that things are drastically wrong or headed anywhere close to a divorce; there is just no longer any passion in the marriage.
It could be that they got busy with jobs and/or with children and ...
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