Love of God Category
Over and over again, the New Testament exhorts us to grow in faith, hope, and love. God desires these three graces to mark us and distinguish His children from those who do not know Him. But how does this actually happen? What causes our faith, hope and love to increase?
Do you sometimes need a hug? Do you sometimes long to be held close and embraced fervently by someone who loves you dearly? Probably. The need to be loved is universal. We were created to love and be loved. Without love, people dry up. Without it, they die. But no one needs to suffer, or […]
I drew a line in the sand. “Enough is enough. Today, you have to choose between me and him.” And so at the ripe old age of fifteen I already felt I was entitled to the exclusive affection of the girl I was “in love” with. I would not tolerate any competition. Forced to choose, […]
1 John 3:1-3 Have you ever asked God for something and then allowed negative thoughts about yourself and the awareness of your shortcomings to cause you to doubt that God would grant your request? When something goes wrong, is the first question that comes to your mind “what have I done that I am being […]
Luke 7:38-50 Look, Jesus has entered the home of Simon the Pharisee. He has been invited to dinner. Why? Does he believe in Jesus? Is he getting ready to confess his faith in Him as Messiah? Unfortunately, it does not appear to be so. Looks like Simon wants the opportunity to say that Jesus came […]
You may be familiar with the Olympics for the handicapped, the Special Olympics. In one race in the Special Olympics held a few years ago, the number of runners had been reduced to five finalists. They stood at the starting line, the gun was fired, and they began running. They ran as fast as they […]