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The Clashing of Kingdoms


Let's look at the events that led to the Triumphal Entry, Passion Week, Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. In John 11 Jesus is called to Bethany to heal Lazarus and he delays until Lazarus has died...doesn't seem like a very "Jesus thing" to do. However, Jesus knows it is for God's Glory and will stir the religious pot so to speak. He arrives and calls Lazarus forth from the tomb...and Lazarus walks out after being dead 4 days!  Jesus literally raises Lazarus from the dead!...
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The Truth in Love…Loving Our Neighbors


As we continue with our focus on The Love of God rooted in His Truth (go to https://loveandlordship.com/blog/discipleship-loving-response-required-to-his-lordship/ to see the 7 great texts on Love in the NT), we look at God's Covenant Order for manifesting and expressing that love in relationship with others.  The 6th great text is found in Ephesians 5:21-33...Godly Love expressed in relationships and in particular in the Marriage Covenant and what it represent - Christ and His Bride, The Church. As in the beginning (Genesis 1 & 2) God's...
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The Discipline of Love…The 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… 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 others3) Mark 12:31…loving others as self…4) John 13:1-17...Love lived out in humility, service, authority and discipleship5) Romans 8:37-39...God's unfailing...
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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 - https://loveandlordship.com/blog/discipleship-loving-response-required-to-his-lordship/) 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...
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Discipleship: Loving Response Required To His Lordship


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 (Luke...
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