'Love' Tagged Posts

'Love' Tagged Posts

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Un-Paralyzed

What does it look like to abide in Jesus as one of His disciples? This isn’t an easy idea! Here’s the thing, though: getting out of a place where we are stuck isn’t easy. It takes effort, patience, and, oftentimes, pain. But, the freedom of Jesus is absolutely worth it.
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Life Changing Words

We often use the phrase “life-changing experience” pretty loosely. But there are experiences that change who we are and the course our life is going to take. Jesus should be one of them….
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Together in Christ

Today, do you believe that the church is the body of Christ, and what are you doing to make sure that we are better when we are unified together? 
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Keep No Record

Love is the most complex discussion in this world in which we live. Seriously, take a moment and think about the thousands of books written, movies filmed, and TV shows produced surrounding the idea of love. The very definition of love is a challenging one to come by. If you start by saying “love is a feeling,” what you could be describing is “puppy love” and not the true lasting love that you would see in a healthy marriage. To…
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A Friend Loves At All Times

 A small town has a unique way of honoring folks who have supported others who are going through tough times.  On the wall which surrounds a park near the city’s center, the name of a citizen experiencing some type of difficulty is written inside of a circle.  At some point down the road in this person’s trial, he/she is asked, “Who are those who have been there for you through it all – all of your suffering, anxiety, and weakness?” …
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O Jerusalem Jerusalem

In a span of three chapters – Matthew 21-23 – we encounter a fascinating collection of Jesus’s personality and character traits.  He first rides into Jerusalem like aristocracy on “Palm Sunday” (21:1-11).  Quickly transitioning from king to combatant, He then rushes the temple and takes no prisoners with his homemade whip (21:12-17).  The next morning, He curses at a fig tree which lacks fruit (21:18-22).  When interrogated with difficult questions, Jesus displays incredible wisdom and composure with His answers (21:23-27;…
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That the World May Believe…

“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us that the world may believe that You sent Me,” John 17:20-21. These were the words of the Savior the night before He was sacrificed for the sins of humanity. Above all the pain and agony He was…
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The Opportunity to Love

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic caused us to cease in-person assemblies temporarily, I preached a sermon on the opportunity that we would have as a result of that particular situation. Although the pandemic is not over, a new pressing opportunity has arisen. Over the past two weeks, our nation’s attention has shifted from a contagious medical condition and focused on a continuing cultural crisis. The death of George Floyd while being restrained by police officers reignited an ongoing cry for…
Path To Glory

THE PATH TO GLORY – PART TWO

Last week, we began a study of Philippians 1:9-11 as a “blueprint” for how we, as Christians, can bring glory to God. This “Path to Glory,” as it is presented in this particular section of Scripture, is a 5-step process. Step #1, as Paul states in verse 9, is “that your love may abound more and more.” In other words, an active, growing, and overflowing love for God, for each other, and for others is the first step in bringing…
Path To Glory

THE PATH TO GLORY – PART ONE

“To God be the glory, great things He hath done. So loved He the world that He gave us His Son, who yielded His life an atonement for sin, and opened the life gate that all may go in.” – from “To God Be the Glory,”by Fanny Jane Crosby and William Howard Doane We sing about giving glory to God; we pray about giving glory to God; we talk about giving glory to God; but how does this actually work?…

Love One Another

One cold evening back in the 1800s, a preacher went to visit a member of his congregation who had stopped attending worship services. The man welcomed the preacher into his home and the two of them settled into chairs next to the fireplace. Wanting to convey the importance of congregational involvement, the preacher took a pair of tongs and carefully removed a burning ember from the fire, placing it on the edge of hearth by itself. Without saying a word,…

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

One cold evening back in the 1800s, a preacher went to visit a member of his congregation who had stopped attending worship services. The man welcomed the preacher into his home and the two of them settled into chairs next to the fireplace. Wanting to convey the importance of congregational involvement, the preacher took a pair of tongs and carefully removed a burning ember from the fire, placing it on the edge of hearth by itself. Without saying a word,…
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