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The Truth of Love


Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he showed them the full extent of his love.  (John 13:1, NLT) Love and Lordship in Focus...His Love for us in saving and redeeming us should compel us to respond according to His Word that states that if we love Him we will keep (obey) His commands.  His Love for us as Savior...
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The Discipline of Love


“If you love Me, you will keep (obey) My commandments.” (John 14:15) Love and Lordship in Focus...Love includes feelings and emotions, both good and bad, but it is not defined or motivated by them. Love, according to God’s Word, is a commitment, a choice, an act of the will that requires me to walk in obedience to His Truth…and that requires discipline…not something our culture wants or likes to hear but absolutely true! 1 John 4:19; Mark 12:29-31; Matthew 22:37-39 (Refer to last week’s post...
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Discipleship: Loving Response Required To His Lordship


You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. (2 Corinthians 3:3) Love and Lordship in Focus...His Love for us in saving and redeeming us should compel us to respond according to His Word that states that if we love Him we will keep (obey) His commands.  His Love for us as Savior requires the response of...
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Discipleship: Walking According to His Truth


Following Christ is simple.  I said simple, not easy.  It’s easy only as we surrender to His Spirit and Word. How are you doing when it comes to walking as Christ's disciple? What do you need to change to be wholeheartedly His by making Him first, giving your all to Him and dying to your own selfishness and stuff? Here are some simple thoughts on discipleship from Jesus Himself (Luke 14:25-35)... Christ must be the absolute #1 Priority (Lord) in your life (vv. 26-27) We...
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Valentine, Marriage and “Family Privilege”


For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you,and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. (Isaiah 62:5) Love and Lordship in Focus St. Valentine is celebrated for Romance, love and sex. What if that’s only part of the story? His real life’s work that should be celebrated is for God’s institution of Marriage…and we, as His Church must take up the mantle in our day and culture! Having just celebrated Valentine’s...
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