20131020 Love and Forgiveness – Part 1

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Rev. Jim Krug
Homecoming Crusade 2013

Please open your Bible and follow along.

Luke 7:44-50 44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.  45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.  46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.  47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.  48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.  49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?  50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

There are four types of ‘Love’ in the Greek
Type 1 – Eros = Physical attraction, natural feelings, falling in love, unbridled lust, may be a type of addictive behavior, triggers release of dopamine.

2 Peter 2:2 (KJV) And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.  (ESV) And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.

Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer (lyrics)
Your lights are on, but you’re not home
Your mind is not your own
Your heart sweats, your body shakes
Another kiss is what it takes

You can’t sleep, you can’t eat
There’s no doubt, you’re in deep
Your throat is tight, you can’t breathe
Another kiss is all you need

Whoa, you like to think that you’re immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It’s closer to the truth to say you can’t get enough
You know you’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted to love

You see the signs, but you can’t read
You’re runnin’ at, a different speed
You heart beats, in double time
Another kiss, and you’ll be mine a one track mind

You can’t be saved
Oblivion is all you crave
If there’s some left for you
You don’t mind if you do

Whoa, you like to think that you’re immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It’s closer to the truth to say you can’t get enough
You know you’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted to love
Read more: Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love Lyrics | MetroLyric

Love is Like Oxygen by Sweet (lyrics)
Love is like oxygen
You get too much, you get too high
Not enough and you’re gonna die
Love gets you high

Love is like oxygen
You get too much, you get too high
Not enough and you’re gonna die
Love gets you high
Read more: The Sweet – Love Is Like Oxygen Lyrics | MetroLyrics

1 Thessalonians 4:3 (KJV)  For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:  (NLT) God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin.

Proverbs 6:23-25  (KJV) 23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:  24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.  25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.  (NLT)  25 Don’t lust for her beauty. Don’t let her coy glances seduce you.  (MSG) Don’t lustfully fantasize on her beauty,nor be taken in by her bedroom eyes.

Judges 13:2-5  2 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.  3 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.  Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing:  5 For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.

Judges 14:1-3 & 4  And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.  2 And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife.  3 Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well.
But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the Lord, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.

Judges 16:4-21  4 And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.  5 And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.  6 And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.  7 And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.  8 Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green withs which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.  Now there were men lying in wait, abiding with her in the chamber. And she said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he brake the withs, as a thread of tow is broken when it toucheth the fire. So his strength was not known.  10 And Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound.  11 And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.  12 Delilah therefore took new ropes, and bound him therewith, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And there were liers in wait abiding in the chamber. And he brake them from off his arms like a thread.  13 And Delilah said unto Samson, Hitherto thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: tell me wherewith thou mightest be bound. And he said unto her, If thou weavest the seven locks of my head with the web.  14 And she fastened it with the pin, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awaked out of his sleep, and went away with the pin of the beam, and with the web.  15 And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.  16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death;  17 That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.  18 And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand.  19 And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.  20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him.  21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.
vs. 16 (NIV)
16 With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was sick to death of it.

2 Samuel 11:2-4  2 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.  3 And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?  4 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.

Galatians 5:16  16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

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