No one ought to give any rest to his spirit till he feels quite sure about a matter of such vital importance.
We understand that loving doesn’t always mean doing what others want, but doing what serves them best.
True love makes obedience a joy-filled pleasure.
The water tastes different in Oak Ridge. The sounds outside are harsh. Shouting matches and profanities are common. These are daily realities in urban, government-subsidized housing developments like Oak Ridge. On most nights, however, a different tune resounds amid the discord. Two men, with large chests and thick mustaches, cheerfully discuss the latest Premier League soccer match...in Arabic. One used to be a police officer in…
When is God love?
When you are in tribulation, Love will bring you back to himself (Deut. 4:30).
When you are surrounded by the enemy, Love will keep you from evil (Deut. 23:9).
When you are invited to honor, Love will keep you humble (Matt. 14:8).
When you are judged, Love will justify you (Rom. 3:4).
When you are slandered…
Christian, the Lord knows you are not an asset to the organization.
Let us embrace the love we don't deserve and love our Father because He first loved us.
The type of love we have in the gospel is total acceptance in light of full disclosure.
Sacrifice is the first act of true love for the church because this is how Christ loved the church.
Here’s the rub: We don’t always want to love Jesus. Living in light of truth is hard and living comfortable lives according to our flesh is easy. It’s hard to put Christ first when He calls us to love Him more than anyone or anything. And yet He promises the most joy when we seek Him alone as our greatest treasure.
I want to tell you what God sees when he looks at you, why I love you, and how I hope to encourage you in the midst of our cynical culture.
If we are going to weep with those who weep, it means we have to make the intentional effort to involve ourselves deeply with those who weep.