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  1. Ephesians 5:1-2 (ESV)

    Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

    September 7, 2016Gospel, love
  2. 1 Peter 4:7-11 (ESV)

    7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards […]

    August 31, 2016Holiness, love, Ministry
  3. 1 Peter 4:7-11 (ESV)

    7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards […]

    July 27, 2016love, Ministry, Prayer, Stewardship, The Church, Training
  4. Into His Heavenly Family

    How can we ever fathom the wonder and wealth of all God’s spiritual blessings to us in Jesus Christ??  What assurance, confidence, and security are within these glorious truths:   …in love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will…(Eph. 1:4-5)   There never has been, […]

    December 4, 2014Gospel, Hope, love, The Church, worship
  5. Because He Cares for You

    This coming Lord’s Day, I’m planning to move into 1 Pet. 5:6-7 in our exposition Peter’s great letter: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you”.   Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, […]

    January 8, 2014Exaltation of Christ, Hope, love
  6. Unfathomable, Full, Trinitarian Love

    Ok, the genre/style may not resonate with everyone :), but I encourage you to give a watch and listen to this meditation about the wonder of the incarnation:  God With Us.  The music is produced by a group called Folk Angel.   Beloved, can we ever think enough about the unfathomable love of the Father […]

    December 18, 2013Holiness, love
  7. Earnest Love

    “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly…” (1 Pet. 4:8).  The command is clear, straightforward, and specific.  Above and beyond everything else that may go on in the life of a local church – worship services, bible studies, ministry projects, financial, administrative, and facility needs, various events and activities, etc. – one thing is absolutely […]

    October 30, 2013love
  8. The Essence of Ministry

    What is your ministry in the church?  Often when we’re asked this question, it is easy to answer simply in terms of task and function:  “I work in children’s ministry…I help with music…I’m a part of the college group, etc.” But while tasks and functions are an important part of our life together, they are […]

    August 7, 2013love
  9. It’s In the Little Things

    It’s the little things that count!   Through our ongoing study in 1 Cor. 13 each Sunday morning this summer, the Lord has been clarifying the various dimensions of how we’re to love one another in Christ.  One of the striking implications is that this holy love is to be cultivated day-by-day, and moment-by-moment.  In […]

    July 30, 2013love
  10. Philippians 2:1-11

    “1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not […]

    July 17, 2013love
  11. True Love is Humble

    “True love is a humble love; and that love which is not humble, is not truly divine.”  (Jonathan Edwards, Charity and Its Fruits, pg. 144)   Our Lord and Teacher Jesus Christ, in every moment of every detail of His incarnate life, personified this divine, humble love.  How can it be that the eternal, holy […]

    July 10, 2013love
  12. Patience and Kindness in Love

    It is humbling to consider the following contrast.  On the one hand there is me, a confirmed sinner, who can so quickly be impatient and unkind toward those who offend me. On the other hand, there is God, the eternal, holy, sovereign ruler, who is “… merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in […]

    June 19, 2013love, Uncategorized
  13. Love.

    Beloved, What is the essence of the church?  What is the heart of all ministry?  What makes a healthy church?  What makes a church powerful and fruitful in bearing witness for Christ among unbelievers?  What is it in the church that is always, absolutely essential, necessary, and indispensible?  What builds the church?   What is […]

    June 12, 2013love

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