Love Handles – Love & Cherish

Pastor Jason Burns

February 6, 2022

  • 77% of men said they’d remarry the same woman 51% of women said the same
  • How far would you go to keep a promise?
  • Love - What I’m supposed to do.
  • Cherish - Focuses on the wonder of my spouse.
  • Love is about being gracious and selfless.

1 Corinthians 13:4 // Love is patient, love is kind.

  • Cherish is about being enthusiastic and enthralled.

Song of Songs 4:10 // How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride!

  • Love tends to be quiet and understated.

1 Corinthians 13:4 // It [love] does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

  • Cherish boasts boldy and loudly.

Song of Songs 5:10 // My beloved is radiant and ruddy, distinguished among ten thousand.

  • Love thinks about others with selflessness.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 // it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way.

  • Cherish thinks about its beloved with praise.

Song of Songs 2:14 // Your voice is sweet and your face is lovely.

  • Love doesn’t want the worst for someone.

1 Corinthians 13:6 // Love does not delight in evil.

  • Cherish celebrates the best in someone.

Song of Songs 1:15 // Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful.

  • Love puts up with a lot.

1 Corinthians 13:7 // Love always hopes; always perseveres.

  • Cherish enjoys a lot.

Song of Songs 5:16 // His mouth is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely.

  • Love is about commitment.

1 Corinthians 13:7-8 // Love endures all things. Love never fails.

  • Cherish is about delight and passion.

Song of Songs 1:3 // Your name is like perfume poured out.

  • The goal of cherishing is to develop a mindset, attitude, and actions that make me hold my spouse in the highest regard.
The Commitments of Cherish: 1. Remember my promise

Song of Songs 4:9 // You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride; you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes,

2. Have a cherishing mindset
  • Stop comparison

Song of Songs 6:9 // My dove, my perfect one, is the only one.

3. Showcase their beauty.