Great Sermon! The world focuses primarily on the "eros" aspect of love: physical, sensual, sexual, romantic, self-serving, etc. Biblical love, defined in I Corinthians 13, is nothing like that. It is primarily occupied with glorifying God by obeying Him and serving others for His sake. Moreover, those early feelings of "eros" love are quickly overtaken by adjusting within marriage to living with someone who has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (just like all of us). That is definitely not always easy. I very much dislike the expression "falling in love." It sounds like an accident in process, and indeed, as noted in this message, if you can fall in love, you can fall out of it. Eros love is fleeting and fickle, often based on lust; agape love is constant and always remains.
Wonderful and Insightful! Thank you so much Dr. Berg for such a powerful message. I was mightily blessed and encouraged to consider there is no cause to ever be in despair. Praise God for giving us Christ as our sure and confident Hope!
Great Sermon! Really appreciate this sermon. As a college student trying to make wise choices of friends, this really is a wise reminder--and the poignancy of Dr. Crockett's ending illustration is incredible.
Great Sermon! One of the most honest and raw expressions of a realistic biblical response to real life issues that you'll find. I appreciate the total transparency of feeling and emotion within struggles along with the honest and compelling challenge for us to respond to God's promises with a faith that's neither cheap nor easy, but rather involves a heartfelt wrestling to trust God.
When God takes men like this and compels them to lay it all out on the altar, we don't only get a sermon, but a beckoning from God Himself.