encouragement · God's Love

Beautiful Blessings

We often hear people say, "I am blessed." Often, this is expressed in reference to prosperity, health, children, or peace. Indeed, our "blessings" come in diverse and unexpected shapes. In the book of Numbers, Aaron and the priests were instructed to bless the people in this way: The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face to… Continue reading Beautiful Blessings

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God's Love · Knowing God

The Greatness of Sacrificial Love.

This is part 3 of the series “God’s love is the Greatest Love.” For the previous post, click here.     We mortals make much ado about our sacrifices in the name of love. I've heard countless people say they would take a bullet for Jesus or their family. On the other hand, they don't want… Continue reading The Greatness of Sacrificial Love.

Forgiveness

The Flawed Forgiveness Question

Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”   Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven." ~ Matthew 18.21-22, NKJV Can't you just see the apostles doing the math? (Obviously they didn't… Continue reading The Flawed Forgiveness Question

encouragement

What are we holding on to? (Day 16 of the #encourage Marathon)

As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful. ~ James 5.10-11, ESV Welcome to mile-marker 16 of… Continue reading What are we holding on to? (Day 16 of the #encourage Marathon)

Thankfulness

Day 27: Love

In the English language, there is a four-letter word bandied about so casually it has lost its value...

Christian community · Christian Living

A rule more precious than gold.

What is the root cause of offending and taking offense? It all comes from failing to follow this one rule...