by Jerry Vines

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Looking for Love (3 of 13)
Series: Sex According to God
Jerry Vines
Song of Solomon 1:15-2:7

I have to put a warning label on this message as I begin this morning. I want to warn all of those, especially on television who are watching, that what you are about to hear is probably going to be so different from what you hear anywhere else that you will think I have lost my mind. You will think that I am so out of date, that I am so out of touch with the times that I do not understand reality. Admittedly, what I am going to say is not what you normally will hear, but it is what I want you to hear because I believe it is what God would have you to hear.

Sometimes these old hillbilly country songs have a lot of truth in them. Maybe you remember that old song, ‘‘Looking for love in all the wrong places. Looking for love in too many faces. I pray God I’ll discover a friend and a lover. Looking for love in all the wrong places.’’

That is certainly true today. There are many places where people are looking for love because everybody needs love. Everybody needs to be loved and everybody needs to love. One of the places where people look to find love is in dating.

I was reflecting this week about dating. I was thinking about the first date I ever had with Janet. What a date that was! She had just been to the Bahamas. She was suntanned. She had on a gorgeous white dress and white shoes. She had that golden hair. I wasn’t looking bad myself. I had on a suit and a tie. I had on that string tie, about that wide. I had on my white socks which Janet had never seen in all her life. I came rolling up not in a Mercedes as she was expecting, but in my Chevrolet Impala. That was some more date. In fact, that was such a fantastic date that Janet and I never dated again. That was our one and only date. She says from that point on we have done nothing but go to church. She never imagined, on that first date, that for the next 43 years she would be going to church with me. S ...

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