Bible Baptist Church


St. Charles Missouri


 February 2019


 Looking for Love?



You have probably heard some of these quotes from kids about love, but they still bring a smile to my face so I thought I would share them anyway…

  • "I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn't supposed to be so painful." -- Manuel, age 8


  • "No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with how you smell. That's why perfume and deodorant are so popular." -- Mae, age 9


  • "Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too." -- Greg, age 8


  • "Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife." -- Tom, age 5


  • "My mother says to look for a man who is kind. That's what I'll do. I'll find somebody who's kinda tall and handsome." -- Carolyn, age 8


  • "I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard enough." -- Regina, age 10


Yep, kids say the darndest things! But these pint size philosophers are not the only ones who have a hard time figuring out love. As song writer, Johnny Lee said back in the early 80’s there are a lot of people “looking for love in all the wrong places”!

I think that deep down all of us have dreamed of finding the ‘perfect love’ in our life. However, time and life has taught us that a search for perfect love between imperfect human beings is, at best, a frustrating pursuit! Personally I believe I have been blessed with about as ‘perfect’ a life partner as a man could ever hope to find; but Paula and I still made our vows ‘for better or worse’. Good thing, too! We’ve both seen each other at our best and at our worst.

There is a place that a person can find the perfect love – in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ! The Lord has loved us with a totally selfless and sacrificial love which the Greeks designated using the word Agape. They had other words for love such as eros (sexual), philio (friends), and stergo (family), but all of these were inadequate to capture the love of God demonstrated through Jesus Christ. ‘Agape’ signified a committed, unconditional love! It was found infrequently in the secular writings of the day, but it was found throughout the epistles of the early church.

‘Perfect love’ is the message we as believers have to offer this disillusioned world! On Sunday mornings we are going to explore in depth what the apostle John had to say about the subject of perfect love during our worship service at 10:45. Then in the evening we are going to learn how to share that perfect love with others through a video driven Bible study at 6:00 P.M.!

On Wednesday evening we are continuing to study the very practical book of James to discover ‘A Faith that Works’!

It is our sincere desire that you would join us for any (or all) of these services and learn about the perfect love of our Savior and discover how it can transform your life! If you have any questions feel free to call the church office at (636) 947- 0367; or submit an email through the contact form on this website. We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Because of His Amazing Love,

Pastor Steve Parks