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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Current Issues Bible Studies
Does it ever get easier to love cruel or obnoxious people?
If God is really in us in the form of the Holy Spirit, shouldn t it be easy to love one another? That s a Good Question asked by a CHRISTIANITY TODAY reader. In this study, we ll examine David Gushee s answer to that question in the light of Scripture. And we ll seek ways to apply our findings to our personal relationships.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: John 1:10, 8:44; Romans 3:19, 21 26, 7:21 25; 1 Corinthians 3:19, 13:4 8; 2 Corinthians 11:3 15; Galatians 5:16 26; Revelation 12:13 17
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
--Teaching point one: It s hard to love because our sanctification is incomplete.
--Teaching point two: It s hard to love because love means war.
--Teaching point three: It s hard to love because the objects of our love are sinners like us and sometimes we just don t want to.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
The Struggle to Love, by David Gushee (2003)
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