Category: Love

God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves.

God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves. And ‘the accomplishing’ might be through his followers.

Calvin’s Micah 6:8 Prayer

In the Calvin commentary on Micah he includes this prayer. (I have the Calvin app.) It is broad and far-reaching, in the same way that Micah 6:8 is broad and far-reaching.

Awareness

May we have an awareness, as Jesus showed us, and shows us, of others and respond responsibly. My prayer is that God would give me that awareness and ability to respond in love.

See, Love, Follow

http://achievebalance.com/data/songs/daybyday.htm

Prevenient, Justifying, and Sanctifying Grace

Good, not to long, article on Wesley’s view of Prevenient, Justifying, and Sanctifying Grace. http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/our-wesleyan-heritage  To sanctify means to set apart as or declare holy; consecrate. To consecrate means to make or declare (something, typically a church) sacred; dedicate formally to a religious or divine purpose. Through God’s sanctifying grace, we grow and mature in …

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Grasping and being moved to Please, Know, and Resemble God

From Tim Keller’s daily reading plan (and his fuller book) from YouVersion (below). I want this ultimate relationship with God. I want to grasp what Jesus did for me and all of mankind. I want to be in relationship with God to please Him, know Him, and resemble Him, as I love those around me …

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Golden and Platinum Rules

The Golden Rule Matthew 7:12 (ESV) 12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Kant’s Categorical Imperative [Disclaimer: This is slightly off topic, because Immanuel Kant  (in the top 5 philosophers of all time) was not a Christian. He did have a strong moral …

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Quotes

(See http://en.thinkexist.com/)   Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. St. Augustine   “Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.”  A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens   “Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within …

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The Three Bowls of Jesus’ Last 24 Hours on Earth

I like the comparison and contrast of the Three Bowls of Jesus’ Last 24 Hours on Earth Wash basin: Jesus Washes the disciples feet (at the Last Supper).  He showed us that we are to be servants of others. Bowl of bread: broken and shared together at the Last Supper. Fellowship. Remembrance. Institution of the …

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Lee Strobel, Apologetics

Lee Strobel (was an atheist who became a Christian and pastor and author) gives a message.  He says that if Jesus lived in his house with him, he would notice two things about Jesus  The door is open for questions.  You can always ask Jesus questions.  Jesus is authentic.  He lives consistent with his message. …

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