Tag Archives: love

Who is My Neighbor? (Apr 3)

But what does it mean to “love your neighbor?” Or as Luke’s gospel asks: “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus tells a story that gives an example of true love for neighbor, and includes a bit of “plot twist” that cuts to the heart of the problem in answering the question. Continue reading

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Making God Sing (Dec 19)

Children know how to enjoy the moment. Imagine a beautiful sunny day. You stretch out your arms and spin around and around, laughing and singing–utter delight. Do you remember the delight of just spinning around and finding delight in the moment? Continue reading

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Dearly Loved Children (Dec 2)

A great theologian was asked what he thought was the most profound thought he had ever had. He replied, “Jesus loves me, this I know for the Bible tells me so.” The words of a simple children’s hymn were more stunning, more profound to him than any of the theological work that he had written or read. To ponder the thought of God’s love toward us–that God lavishes his love on us, calling us his children–is truly amazing. Continue reading

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What a Blessing! (Oct 10)

Paul’s prayers and blessings are always instructive to us as we learn to pray. This prayer is in the form of a blessing. He blesses them by asking God to fill them with love for each other. He has already commended them for their love, but here he prays for even more of it. “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other.” There is always need to pray for God to give us increasing and overflowing love for each other Continue reading

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Holy Love (Sept 10)

To see and worship God in holiness brings to light our true condition. We become painfully aware of our weakness and sin. It leads us to confession and repentance that brings us to the joy of forgiveness and cleansing. Continue reading

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If . . . (Aug 20)

Love is the glue that holds the body of Christ together despite the differences of our background, beliefs or experiences. Often people get “bent out of shape” regarding spiritual gifts. Love enables us to work together and learn from each other. Continue reading

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When the Best Doesn’t Seem Good Enough (Jan 2)

January 2   When the Best Doesn’t Seem Good Enough Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 2: 1-6 | Genesis 3:1- 4: 26 | Matthew 2:13 – 3:6 | Proverbs 1: 7-9 Today’s Scripture Focus: Genesis 3-4 “You will not certainly die,” … Continue reading

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Feed My Sheep (Jun 2)

June 2 Feed My Sheep Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 125:1-5 | 2 Samuel 19:11-13 | John 21:1-25 | Proverbs 16:16-17 Today’s Scripture Focus: John 21 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”Peter … Continue reading

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Jesus Unanswered Prayer (May 28)

May 28 Jesus’ Unanswered Prayer Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 122:1-5 | 2 Samuel 13:1-39 | John 17:1-26 | Proverbs16:6-7 Today’s Scripture Focus: John 17:1-26 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in … Continue reading

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Who Is My Neighbor? (Apr 3)

April 3 Who is My Neighbor? Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 47:5-9 | Deuteronomy 23:1-25:19 | Luke 10:13-37| Proverbs 12:12-14 Today’s Scripture Focus: Luke 10:13-37 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into … Continue reading

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