Category Archives: God's Love

Jesus As a Friend?

In the 15th chapter of the gospel of John, Jesus makes a point of explaining to His remaining 11 apostles that He will now call them “friends” rather than “servants.” He says to them: Greater love has no one than … Continue reading

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Fear

The well known Baptist pastor George Truett was once asked to speak twice a day for a week-long series of messages at a leading university. Before Truett’s arrival, the president of the college sent out a questionnaire to the students, … Continue reading

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“Nobody Killed Me. I Had a Wreck.”

Twenty-five-year-old Jamie Peavy had a job working at a barbecue restaurant. One day, after work, she got in her pickup and drove to meet a friend. She tried a new route that day, thinking it would be a shortcut. What … Continue reading

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God: Your Captain

Thomas Stevenson was the father of the famous author Robert Louis Stevenson. That in itself will get you a brief mention in the history books. Actually, though, Thomas was a touch famous himself, especially in his day. His fame came … Continue reading

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Thunder Balanced With Love

From everything we can tell about Christ’s chosen 12 apostles, John was the youngest. He was the son of Zebedee and the younger brother of fellow apostle James (Matthew 4:21). By combining certain passages – Matthew 27:56,  Mark 15:40, and … Continue reading

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When Your Life Becomes an Object Lesson

One of the hardest roles that God ever calls one of His servants to play is that of real-live-walking-talking object lesson. Since you’ve probably never heard a sermon on this subject, I’ll use a prime example from the Bible to … Continue reading

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A Bruised Reed and a Smoldering Wick

“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out…” (Isaiah 42:3, Matthew 12:20, N.I.V.) Today’s text verse comes from the Old Testament book of Isaiah and gets referenced in the New Testament book … Continue reading

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