Truth in Love

1 John 4:19; Mark 12:29-31; Matthew 22:37-39

These should guide us according to God’s Word as to how we are to love and disciple others to love as well…(linked texts):

1) 1 John 4:7-21…God is Love and Love is from God…we can only love because He first loved us (v. 19); (John 3:16; 1 John 3:16)2) Mark 12:29-31…A clear priority and order for love of Him and others; 3) Mark 12:31…loving others as self; 4) John 13:1-17…Love lived out in humility, service, authority and discipleship; 5) Romans 8:37-39…God’s… Read More

The Discipline of Love

1 John 4:19; Mark 12:29-31; Matthew 22:37-39 (Refer to last week’s post for the seven texts on Love –

Foundation: I can only love because God first loved and still/always loves me (1 John 4:19)

From the moment that Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil sin entered the world and mankind has since been completely marred by it. This means that in and of ourselves, while there are remnants of our being created in God’s… Read More

Loving Response Required

This isn’t going to be easy so I begin with a reminder…I’m sharing the direct words of Jesus…I’m just the messenger. We must heed what our Lord says. First let’s recap what He has called us to in order to be His disciples… 1) He must be the utmost priority in our life; 2) We must give ourselves wholeheartedly to Him; 3) We must give up everything for His sake, including our right to our life, our self and our right to be right… Read More