Here is what love is. It is not that we loved God. It is that He loved us and sent His Son to give His life to pay for our sins. 1 John 4:10 (NIRV) I used to think my mistakes were too big, too many, and too deliberate for God to forgive. My shame…
When the early church was forming, the patience of Christians set them apart from non-believers and attracted them to join the community. What did patience mean at that time? Why was it so highly valued?
The God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament seem so different. Are they the same God? Yes! God is unchanging, loving, just, and merciful. Only God can solve the Old Testament / New Testament dilemma.
What does the Apostle Paul mean when he says the grace of Jesus, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit? It means we’re loved so deeply that we’re worth dying for. As if that isn’t enough, the Holy Spirit partners with us in doing life together.