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Love

Mike Ovey

Adult and Student / 2011

Look on the web and you find all kinds of ‘how-to’ advice on love. Love yourself, love your work, love your children, or your husband, wife or partner. But how important is love? And what does real love look like? In this track we aim to unpack some of the Bible’s teaching on love, both God’s love and human love.

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