It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. Love is a word that is often used but usually misunderstood. Do you really know what love is? What does love look like? How does it act? Love deeper than ever with these Biblical traits of true love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
God places a premium on love.
True love is (more…)
tBillions of people around the world celebrated the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ last week during the Christmas holiday season. Truly, that is a miracle worthy of celebration! [This Post is rated PG.]
However, I can’t help but notice how frequently people skip over the important word VIRGIN. We live in a hyper-sexual world. Sexual sins are not only accepted in this generation but also are celebrated. God’s people should live differently. God has not called us to uncleanness, but unto holiness. Virginity is still as important to God today as it has always been!
Let’s take a few moments to remember the importance of virginity.
What is Virginity?
VIRĠIN´ITY, n. [L. virginitas.] Maidenhood; the state of having had no carnal knowledge of man. ~Websters 1828 Dictionary.
1. a person who has never had sexual intercourse.
2. an unmarried girl or woman. ~Dictionary.com
Sex is a wonderful gift of God to be enjoyed within the covenant of marriage. Any mental or physical (more…)
Everyone wants to be loved. Is there any better feeling than to know that you are loved and accepted in spite of all your shortcomings? Love stories are popular in books and movies because they reach into the deep place of the heart where we desire to be truly loved and live happily ever after.
I have good news for you today. The greatest love story ever told includes you! God loves you. He sacrificed Himself so that you could be with Him forever in Heaven. You are so loved!
God Defines His Love For You.
God’s love is far superior than mankind’s love. It is deeper, broader, higher and completely fulfilling.
It’s a Great Love
Ephesians 2:4–5 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)”
The word “great” in this verse speaks of the amount of God’s love. Not only does He love you, but He is the ever flowing fountain of love. His love is greater than all your sin. (more…)
The world is in shambles today. More examples of riots, racism, terrorism, bigotry, class warfare and social unrest are in the news every night. Everyone is talking about the problem, but no one seems to have the answer. New laws and politicians are not the answer. You cannot legislate righteousness. You can preach righteousness. God’s people cannot be silent on the issues of the day. The world needs the Light desperately. It’s time to look to God’s Word for the solution.
For more in-depth content on this subject, the full audio of a recent sermon is at the end of this post.
God sees the world differently.
Most people in the world focus on differences and declare one segment of society better or more deserving than another.
One group is declared more worthy, deserving and therefore protected by special rules or unique liberties.
Rich vs. Poor
Old vs. Young
White vs. Black
American vs. Mexican
Police vs. Minority
There are much more examples of class warfare. I’m sure you can think of a few not listed here. While it is true that we have problems in each of these areas that need to be addressed, pitting one group against another is not the answer. We don’t need a revolution. We need revival!
Jesus taught that a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. There are those that have found that inciting division is a way to increase their power and wealth. We must not fall for their devices. (more…)
Here is a simple outline of John 3:16 that the Lord gave me while I was going over my sermon for tomorrow morning. I have never preached it, but I look forward to doing so one day as the Lord leads. I sensed that I should post this now. I pray it will be a blessing to someone tonight. If you would take the time to add substantiating verses, it would be a great teaching/preaching help. Let me know what you think.
Declares God’s Love
“For God so loved the world…”
Describes Christ’s Sacrifice
“…that he gave his only begotten son…”
Defines God’s Terms
“…that whosoever believeth in him…”
Decries Man’s Sin
“…should not perish…”
Details God’s Gift
“…but have everlasting life.”