1. C.S. LEWIS Just as Lucifer, a fallen archangel, perverted himself with pride and fell into depravity, so too can love. It can become corrupt by presuming itself to be what it is not.
2. LUKE 2:1-7 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered. This first registration took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So everyone went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and 3. LUKE 2:1-7 who was engaged to him and was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him in swaddling cloth and laid Him in a feeding troughbecause there was no room for them at the lodging place. 4. JOHN 3:16-17 For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him. 5. JERRY BRIDGES Gods unfailing love for us is an objective fact affirmed over and over in the scriptures. It is True whether we believe it or not. Our doubts do not destroy Gods love nor does faith create it. It originates in the very nature of God , who is Love, Pure love and it flows to us through our union with His Beloved Son. 6. JAMES 1:2-4 Dear brothers and sisters when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. 7. SOUL TRAINING EXERCISE THIS WEEK: Do something for someone that is hard for you to love. - Ask God for the heart to do it - Ask God for wisdom on what to do 8. MOTHER THERESA Not all of us can do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.