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TITLE: I Love You
TEXT: John 15:9-17
PROPOSITION: Today, many hesitate to express love for each
KEY WORD: Reasons
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
are less "personal" than we used to be.
air conditioners, email, fax
- Boy in
military, wrote to girl every day, married the mailman
do we hesitate to express our love for each other?
spurned – 2 Corinthians 12:15
might laugh at me
emotion makes one vulnerable. All I can offer is my love.
Reject me or laugh at me – I have nothing else to offer you
21:15-17 – Jesus: Peter do you love me? Peter: We are good friends.
- If I
cannot (do not) love myself, I can not express love to others.
aging parents – not told them in X years
if I say anything – embarrassing
Not enough time
does not happen instantly
at first sight" not true love
love for another takes time to grow, develop
Talking about Trivia
talk but never express feelings
= defense mechanism = not say what I feel
levels of communication
checkout line – hot today, rain tomorrow, hope so
information – I heard about an accident, fire, plane crash
views – Some believe is a bad thing (testing the water)
opinion – I think the coach should have done this.
feelings – I was hurt when this happened.
you cannot get to level 4 – you cannot express love.
Out of touch with feelings
asked – How do you feel about this?
are not sure what they feel. Can't express, out of touch
Big Boys Don't Cry
all boy." = fighting, dirty, aggressive, mischief
– tender affection, love, gentleness
= boys must avoid tender, compassion, sentiment
become = angry, aggressive, competitive,
show emotion or affection
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