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What Will You Say to Him?

Christians often take great comfort and joy in God's words of love to them in Scripture, and rightly so. What child of God is not comforted by Paul's reminder, "But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)? Or what adopted son or daughter is not enamored with the Savior who says, "I am the good shepherd. I know my own ...

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An Open Invitation

As part of my sermon preparation each week, I try to think of questions that Christians and non-Christians might have about the passage. For example, John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." Perhaps you remember this verse from when you memorized it in Sunday school many years ...

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Loving God With Our All

For the past few weeks, I've been attempting to reflect on Matthew 22:37. I've attempted to answer the questions "What is love?" and "Who are you to love?" Now, I'm going to attempt to answer the question "How we are to love?" The natural temptation at this point would be to reflect on how to love the Lord with our hearts, and then to think about how to love the Lord with...

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Loving God

Last week I mentioned that Matthew 22:37 kept coming up in personal study, conversations with friends, and in planning for future services. Reflecting on Jesus' words, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind," I raised three questions: What is love? Who are you to love? How are you to love him? I at least made an ...

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Pondering Love

Perhaps the Lord has been prodding me over the past few days. In my personal study, planning for future services, and in conversations with others, Matthew 22:37 keeps coming up. There, Jesus says, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." Three questions keep coming to mind, and while I'll offer my own initial an...

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One More Word

On Sunday, we had the privilege of reflecting on Christ's love from John 13. We learned not only about Christ's love toward us, but we also learned from our Savior that we are to love as he loved. We then spent some time reflecting on how Christ loves. I specifically pointed out that while Christ's love could be described in many words, that for the moment I would attempt ...

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God is Mercy-Full

Just as I do every week, I endeavor to read each day a passage that we'll be studying as a way to prepare my heart for hearing from God when we gather. The passage is a bit longer this week, so I've been digesting it in smaller parts. This morning I read a section of Lamentations which included the two verses that Lamentations is famous for, Lamentations 3:22-23. Consider ...

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