What Freddie Mercury can teach us about God's love - John Van Sloten

October 29, 2006

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryToday we’re going to talk about God’s crazy little thing called love (and we’re
going to use Freddie Mercury and the music of Queen as our lens!)

“Excess is part of my nature. To me dullness is a disease.
I really need danger and excitement. I was not made for staying indoors and watching television”
Freddie Mercury, to reporter Rick Sky

“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?”
From Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody

“I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”
Jesus in John 10:10, MSG

“…in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.”
John 1:4, NRSV

“…everyone who looks up to him, trusting and expectant, will gain a real life, eternal life.”
John 3:15, MSG

“…yet you refuse to come to me to have life.”
Jesus in John 5:40 NIV

“The problem with love is that you lose control and that is a very vulnerable state to be in. I would love to really have a beautiful relationship with somebody, but it never seems to work out. What I would like most of all is to be in a state of blissful love.”
Freddie Mercury, to reporter Rick Sky

Songs used in this message (click for lyrics)

"Love of my Life", from the album, "A Night at the Opera" Written by Freddie Mercury.
Sung by Freddie Mercury. Live version June, 1979.

"The Prophet's Song" from the album "A Night at the Opera" Written by Brian May.
Sung by Freddie Mercury.

Pastor John and CJ92 FM Queen Interview (mp3 audio)

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