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Buddy Reads > Laslas Fanatics: Biblical Stories of Issac ♥ Rebekah and Jacob ♥ Rachel + Lea

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message 1: by Maria Ella (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments For where is the greatest source of wisdom and of life and of most importantly, love?

We are inviting you to have a little discussion with us as we celebrate the occasion of Valentine week. You may have a love-hate relationship on this special day, but we would like you to set those emotions aside and immerse in the feels of the biblical love stories.

Some discussion rules:
a. No trolling about theology or religion, meaning, no debate of who's got the better religion. This is our mini-ministry and (view spoiler)... I just hope we can be together not debating about anything. Not grasping of who's the better person or whatnot.

b. You may consider this also as a (view spoiler) group where we may give advice on things, or you yourself can chip in. Questions may be thrown, but if you won't feel offended at all, you may do your own random sharing. We appreciate talks from the ministry, referencing the biblical verses, or even the mundane love life of your closest friends.

c. Just enjoy the feels~ coverage of this buddy read may end on or after the valentines day, but why matter? We're discussing love anyways.

message 2: by Cary (new)

Cary (forestercary) | 1370 comments by the way the story of Isaac and Rebekah is found in Genesis 24 while Jacob and rachel's story is found in Genesis 26

message 3: by Tricia (last edited Feb 10, 2014 09:55PM) (new)

Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments What's the reading plan?

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message 4: by Cary (new)

Cary (forestercary) | 1370 comments copy.

message 5: by Maria Ella (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments Yo~

Yeah, a short read and a good reading plan. So in the meantime, do a random sharing -

What is love? In the first epistle of Paul to the Corinthians - and may i quote -
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.

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*ella plays dead of kilig*
Actually, there are good qualities that a man should possess - faith, hope, and love - but the greatest of this is love. It magnifies out the positive things in life, it brings out the best in us - and it uplifts people.

So people - love~

message 6: by Tricia (last edited Feb 11, 2014 04:43PM) (new)

Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments Haha, talagang "suffers long?" Parang ang negative ng dating. Maybe that's just me? Haha! Sana Love is patient and love is kind nalang from 1Cor13 (NIV). Haha

I always find it weird that love has that negative connotation when love is not? What do you think of this, guys? Is it always accompanied by pain and/or regret (or whatever)? (view spoiler)

Unconditional love shouldn't be possessed only by men but also by women :) I'll post some questions and insights later after I read the passages. (view spoiler)

message 7: by Cary (new)

Cary (forestercary) | 1370 comments sakto kakatapos ko lang basahin ang four loves ni C.S. Lewis. Sabi nya dun, there are four types daw kasi ng love na natural na sa human: affection (love for family); love for friends; eros (love between man and woman or romantic love) and charity/agape (love of God). yung first 3 types daw, may kanya kanyang disadvantage, at very limited lang ang scope at madaling mabago at some point. I think, yung pang-apat (agape), yan yung dinidescribe dyan sa 1 Corinthians 13. sa bible kasi, pag sinabing love, it's more than a feeling, it's an action word. kaya ang characteristic ng love jan puro 'it does/it does not'. possible lang na maibigay ng tao yung kind of love na dinescribe once we've learned to receive the highest form of love from the Love itself, who is Jesus. since we're reading the bible na din naman, iniisip ko lately, the bible said God is love, so I realize we will only get to understand what really love is if we get to know God more. ang dami kong sinabi! haha!

message 8: by Cary (new)

Cary (forestercary) | 1370 comments Tricia, dun sa tanong mo, I think, dito kasi sa world, ang pinakapopular talaga yung pangatlong type ng love, Eros. and most people think, yun lang ang makakapagpasaya sa kanila. sabi ni lewis, totoo naman dw na iba talaga yung warm feeling na dala nyan, pero since human pa rin ang source and based sya sa emotion, it will only last as long as the feeling is there. so talagang darating ang point na masasaktan ka pag nagmahal ka romantically, especially pag one way na lang. Pero pede din naman daw mag-last yung romantic love kung iko-combine ang eros at ang agape, which really requires commitment to, kagaya ng love between sa mag asawa. ayan ang dami ko na naman sinabi.

message 9: by Lynai (new)

Lynai | 1188 comments Wow, laslas ladies now discussing/reading Bible love stories. AFFIRM! <3 (view spoiler)

message 10: by Cary (new)

Cary (forestercary) | 1370 comments hi, lynai! ikaw ang aming resource person. hehe!

message 11: by Cary (new)

Cary (forestercary) | 1370 comments btw, katatapos ko lang basahin yung passage ng story ni isaac at rebekah. natuwa ako dun sa gen 24: 62-66, hindi ko kasi sya nakita before. ang genesis 24 kasi ang talagang primary biblical reference ng Christian way of courtship at yun ang laging sinasabi sa amin sa church and nung una iniisip ko masyado naman conservative at idealistic ang view na yun at hindi na pero ngaung binasa ko sya ulit, nakita ko, si isaac at rebekah ay perfect example ng match made in heaven. sa umpisa kasi akala ko in-arrange lang ni abraham at nung servant na mapangasawa ni isaac si rebekah pero ngayon bukod sa nakita ko pano dinala ni God si Rebekah dun sa well nung nagpray yung servant, eh nakita ko nung nagkita sila for the first time, ay may attraction naman pala agad between them. so talagang pag alam ni God na ready ka na for a lifetime commitment, ipapameet nya talaga sayo for perfect match for you.

message 12: by Maria Ella (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments Wait guys nahuli na ako. huhu. will do a catch-up read and then share something.

message 13: by Lynai (new)

Lynai | 1188 comments TROLL/TRIVIA: Did you girls know that my little girl's name is Rebekah? Hihi. :)

message 14: by Maria Ella (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments Ang cute naman~~~~ kaya palace ikay Ang palayaw nya, hehehe

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