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Building Agape Marriages and Kingdom Relationships


As you look back over previous posts, videos and podcasts, there is something that I have held off until this point.  I did so deliberately to emphasize the importance of building relationships in line with God’s Word. As discussed in the previous section, God has given us this very clear blueprint on how we are to build relationships with and in Him.  There is a priority order made possible only because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). Before we move ahead any further please...
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Marriage Should Be Honored By All


Most Bible scholars would agree that Hebrews is one of the two deepest theological letters, along with Romans, in all of Scripture.  I find it very interesting that near the end of this profound text on Christ completely fulfilling the Old Covenant in the New Covenant, we find this verse, “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”  Hebrews 13:4 Let’s see—all means all, right?  So The Holy Spirit is...
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Marriage: The Highest of Human Relationships


As we remember the tragedy of 9/11/01 let’s continue to pray for the only Peace that can bring about the needed changes in our hearts, lives and nations around the globe…the Truth, Peace and Love of Jesus and that must begin in our homes and families!  Marriage:  In God’s Image So they called Rebekah and asked her, “Will you go with this man?”  “I will go,” she said. (Genesis 24:58) “And she said, ‘I will go.’”  Those words are the answer to Eliezer’s prayer.  Rebekah...
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God’s Covenant Order and His Love


Once again God makes it very obvious in His Word that there is a priority when it comes to love and relationships.  And it begins with Him!  He even uses the words “first” and “greatest,” and that should compel us to respond with the same priority and urgency when it comes to love for Him and others.  Reiterating Dr. Tony Evans’s words, “Our God is a Covenant-making and Covenant-keeping God and every Covenant has an order.”  So based on God’s Word, what is the order...
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A Tale of Two Loves


Hesed/Agape – The Real Truth About Real Love We’ve spent quite a bit of time over the last few weeks discussing the brokenness of relationships and the lusts and selfishness of porneia and pride that destroys them.  It’s time we shifted to what God’s Word has to say about love.  Don’t miss this—God’s love is a commitment, a choice, and an act of the will.  Feelings aside, we choose to love and, as a matter of Biblical principles, that’s exactly what we’re called to do...
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