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We Love Because God Loves Us

by Rick Warren

We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19 (NIV)

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This Christmas season is a good time to remember that the reason God wants us to love is because he is love, and he created us to be like him – to love. The only reason we’re able to love is because God loves us: “Love comes from God … because God is love” (1 John 4:7-8 NIV).
We were created in God’s image to do two things on earth: Learn to love God and learn to love other people; life is all about love. Continue reading

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Love Needs No Because

Jon Walker

 

Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. Romans 5:7 (NIV)

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The love of God needs no because. He does not give his love because of something that you’ve done. He does not give his love because of something he will gain. He does not give his love because it’s something you have earned.

He gives his love with no because. Continue reading

True: God’s Love Fills Me

Jon Walker

 

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14 (NIV)

 

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I know these things to be true:

God is full of love and grace, and he fills me with his love and grace.

God’s work within me is to clear a channel for his love and grace to flow through me into the lives of anyone and everyone I meet.

I may not be there yet, but I am “confident of this, that he who began a good work in [me] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6 NIV).

And I know “God is able to make all grace abound [in me], Continue reading

How Amazing the Love of Our God

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Love is one of the words in the word of God. The fact that God loves man is again and again stressed by each inspired writer of the bible. 1John 4:7-21 is an example of the importance places upon love by the word of God. Several facts are given in these verses which show that love is indispensable to fellowship with God. John says that “God is Love” and that “Love is God.” Since God loves us, we are instructed to “love one another.”

“If we love one another, God dwelled in us, and His love is perfected in us.”

At the age of 15, I start learning Gods’ word. Then little by little, I know how Jesus died. I repent & accept Him as my personal savior and I follow baptism. Jesus sacrifices for our sins. He redeems us through His precious blood when He died on the cross. I feel His unfailing love and learn more about Him. Continue reading

Helping Each Other Through Change

“I hope you will be patient with me ….” (2 Corinthians 11:1a, NLT)

In order to manage change, you must remember four things –

 

Love each other

The first mistake most people make during change is to focus on what they’ve lost, instead of what has been gained – and that creates fear. The antidote to fear is love: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear ….” (1 John 4:18 NKJ)

It’s impossible for love and fear to exist in the same environment – If we’ll focus on loving each other, then we’ll break out of the self-centeredness that often emerges during change. The love that conquers fear involves thinking about others instead of focusing on your own needs – and the more you love, the less you fear.

 

Listen to each other

During transition, we must be “quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry ….” (James 1:19 NIV) If we get the first two right (quick listening, slow speaking), then the third (slow anger) will become automatic. Continue reading