Category Archives: Love

The Greatest Commandment: God, Others, and Self

Sometimes I hear the greatest command summed up as “love God and love others”. That misses the only person in the whole world who isn’t included in those two categories, self. But Jesus did include loving yourself in the greatest commandment, “37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with allContinue Reading

Freeing Up Time to Overcome the World – Get Rid of Foolish and Harmful Talking

Brian’s comment got me thinking…what if we took these words from Paul (below) seriously…if all the hurtful, harmful and attacking things said by Christians to other Christians on the internet (even in person) were put aside and that time used for real, useful and biblical kingdom purposes? I cannot help that more lost people wouldContinue Reading

Stuff I Love

I love my wife and kids. I love coming home to them and yell out Extreme Makeover Home Edition Style, “Hello friends and family” and then get all kinds of hugs and kisses. I love when our Sunday worship goes up a few levels of volume and there is no doubt God is being praisedContinue Reading

Law, Grace, and Love – Think in Terms of Wedding Vows

It is clear as can be that the New Testament contains commandments and the Old Testament contains grace. So it is hard to draw lines between them when it comes to what God was looking for in each. I tend to think he was looking for the same thing in both testaments. He was lookingContinue Reading

One Very Moving Video From Gulfcoast Getaway

This is one of the most moving videos I have ever seen. Flashbacks to elementary school and “where the red fern grows” on this one. I kept wondering what that watery, salty substance was coming from my eyes was…get a hankey ready before you click this one. To sponsor a child through Compassion International clickContinue Reading

Gospel of John 13 – Does Jesus Really Want me to Wash Feet?

John doesn’t give us the Last Supper/institution of the Lord’s Supper but he does give us the “rest of the story.” It was not uncommon in their day to enter a home for a meal and expect to have your feet washed by someone in the lowest position, usually a slave. The point was, doingContinue Reading

Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning Review Using Greek Moods

I thought I would try a little something different to give you an idea of how good Manning’s new book, The Furious Longing of God, really is. Here is a review categorized by Greek moods: Indicative – The book was a little hard to get into at first. His style takes some adjusting. My wifeContinue Reading

Summing Up the Law and the Prophets in One Post

Love Matthew 22:37-40Continue Reading

God is Love

How much better can you start your day than time with your sweetheart and then going to chapel and explaining love to 100 pre-k to 8th graders in 5 minutes or less? I want to share two verses that you all know very well but I think are at the heart and soul of love.Continue Reading

Vegetable Soup for the Soul

In the midst of all the grief and emotions of last week we were sitting with Missy’s parents in our living room. We decided it was time to eat, even though none of us really felt all that hungry. After discussing some possibilities we decided we wanted some vegetable soup. As Missy’s mom got readyContinue Reading

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