April 18, 2006

The Hard and Soft Responsible Love of God What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means! For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might… Read more

April 15, 2006

Easter is Just the Beginning of God’s Love What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:31-32 NKJV) Easter is the beginning of God handing out His love to you. When the grandchildren visit their grandparents during Christmas, Granddad would be waiting… Read more

April 14, 2006

What is Truth? Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them,… Read more

April 12, 2006

Christ’s New Mandate of Love mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos ut et vos diligatis invicem (John 13:34 Vulgate) I have given the scripture verse first in Latin. You will notice the first two words “mandatum novum”. These words mean new commandment. From the word Mandatum, we get an Old English word Maundy. The word maundy has a different meaning in modern English. It has come to symbolize the act of love that Christ gave to… Read more

April 11, 2006

Serving God Like Superman Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and… Read more

April 11, 2006

  Groaning for Jesus’ Love When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 22:14-16 NKJV) Jesus says in these verses that with “fervent desire” He desired to eat this meal with His… Read more

April 11, 2006

Understanding Depression As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, “Where is your God?” When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the… Read more

April 4, 2006

God’s Demonstration of Joy Romans 5:6-11 When we speak about demonstrations, we usually talk about showing our view or opinion AGAINST a thing, a person, or an idea. Demonstrations can be a public display that shows others what we believe. Demonstrate can also mean to show evidence of about something.   We hear about demonstrations quite often. We have heard of people who demonstrated against immigration policies in the US. We have heard of many German workers who have demonstrated… Read more

April 3, 2006

God’s Responsible Love is the Source of God’s Sovereignty Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens. You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?” But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?” Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the… Read more

March 30, 2006

God’s Love Has a Child Named Grace For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8 NKJV) God’s love has a daughter. Her name is Grace. Grace is the daughter of God’s… Read more

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