Some of the greatest of life's events happen in homes. In this series of posts, I'll highlight some of them. I'll pick one for each post, and if you've got one to suggest for me to write about in a future post, leave a comment below. LOVE Love! A home is a place to love … Continue reading Great things that happen in homes: LOVE
Multiple choice question. Which of these is an accurate paraphrase of the Golden Rule? Treat others the way they treat you Treat others the way you feel like treating them at the moment Treat others the way they have treated you in the past Treat others the way you want to be treated The correct … Continue reading The Way You Want to Be Treated
Expectations make a difference. Some people have no expectations Some people have low expectations Some people have high expectations God has high expectations of himself. He always thinks, speaks and acts in the right ways. He always does so with a pure heart. Everything he does is with excellence, with integrity, with love, with faithfulness, … Continue reading What do you expect?
Deep in the heart of every person is the need to love and to be loved. When he walked the earth, Jesus displayed love for God and for all people. The Gospels tell the story of Jesus interacting with the Father in prayer and following the plans the Father has for his life. The Gospels … Continue reading Love
Some people really love to be first. Whether you are thinking about middle school boys racing to be first in line for lunch or news reporters scrambling to be first to report on the breaking news of the day, examples are all around us of people who want to be first. Jesus said the first … Continue reading People Love to be First
How you live your life matters. It matters to you, it matters to those you love, it matters to those who love you, and it matters to God. It even matters to people you don't even know. The Bible calls us to walk in truth and love. Some of us find walking in the truth … Continue reading Walking in Truth and Love
God wired us for relationships. We long to love and we long to be loved. The most important relationship we have is with God. When we realize how much he loves us, and we realize that he has filled us with his Spirit, we respond to his love by loving him and loving others. God … Continue reading Unconditional Love
Love is defined in a lot of ways in our American culture. There are a lot of uses for the word love: we love the beach, we love our family, we love God, we love certain types of music, we love cheeseburgers, we love the furniture in our home, and the list goes on and … Continue reading Love in Action
Brothers and sisters, you cannot imagine how much God loves you. He created you, forming you in your mother's womb. He watched you grow up, protecting you even when you didn't know it. He drew you to himself, showing you that Jesus died for your sins and rose from the dead as the guarantee of … Continue reading What Great Love!
When I was a sophomore at Shorter University, our campus minister took a few of us on a retreat to Florida to plan our ministry efforts for the upcoming school year. One way he challenged us spiritually was by asking us to spend one hour in total silence, reading John chapter 17 and praying and … Continue reading What Jesus Prayed: Five things we learn from the Son’s prayer to the Father