How to Love

- Sermons - Marriage/Relationships

Preached at the Sunday Morning service on March 14, 2010 by Pastor Ray Bertolet.
Part of the Marriage/Relationships series.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways
-by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise,
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints -I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! -and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

We hear this poem/sonnet and we say we agree, but is this really how we love? We all see people who have said they are "in love" only to have a huge fight and walk away from their marriage or relationship. So let me ask you... how are we suppose to love?

Tags: divorce, example, forgiveness, love, marriage, sermons, shadrach, unconditional

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2 Responses to Sermons

  1. Sandra Workman says:

    Pastor Ray – Harry and I just listened to your message. Again, very soul searching and thought provoking. I think of the Scripture passage that says “Examine yourself and see if your in the faith”. This is a daily walk – keep on being filled with the Spirit – confessing sin and renewing right fellowship with the Lord. Good exhortation! Blessings, H&S

  2. Donna Coverdale says:

    God wants us to Himself, with no idols before Him. This message helps us to realize how easy it is to become distracted from the things of the Lord in our daily lives.

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