Category Archives: Radical love

A difficult ministry of love

Four truths about being an instrument of godly sorrow. Continue reading

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Loves musical crescendo!

Here is a life touched by the never-ceasing love of God in Christ. Continue reading

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Do everything in love

Emphasis, examples, and definitions of love that I need to review often. Continue reading

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It’s not the way you think it is

Delusional self-confidence based on self-accomplishment is not far removed from self-righteousness. It’s an insidiously deadly poison that can be… Continue reading

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Secure in God’s love – forever!

Do you know and rely on God’s love for you?

Like a defense attorney building a case for the certainty of God’s love, the apostle Paul enlisted a series of rhetorical questions to leave no doubt that… Continue reading

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What’s love got to do with it?

Relationships are difficult when love is absent. But what is love? When someone says, “I love you,” is there a way to know if he/she means it? Read more… Continue reading

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God of the vulnerable

“What a contrast. We see God, the most potent and self-sufficient Power imaginable, continually expressing profound concern for the least potent and self-sufficient — the orphan in distress.” Continue reading

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A love that will change your relationships

It’s one thing to tell people what they should do; it’s another to show them. Jesus did both. Continue reading

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The God you didn’t expect

Is it possible that our vision of God is too clouded by wrong images from religion and from our own hearts? I think many people will be surprised when they meet God.
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Forgiveness – An act of worship

When hurt by others, we often only see the horizontal significance of what occurred. “This is about me and the one who hurt me!” we argue. Yet those who worship God are called to view forgiveness as an act of worship. This is primarily about God and secondarily about me or my offender. When we forgive, we “let go of” instead of “holding on to” or “holding against.”

Forgiveness is an act of releasing to God the hurtful actions and consequences of the wrong done to us. Continue reading

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