Love People

As we step into a deeper abundance of relationship with our heavenly Father, our hearts will naturally burn to love people as he has loved us. Loving people was never a chore for Jesus. He loved those around him with the fiery passion of his Father, and God calls you and me to do the same. 1 J...
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Love God: It’s All about Relationship

The world is an exhausted place. We search constantly for what should be most important or what deserves our attention from moment to moment. As the tides of societal values ebb and flow, so do our affections. We invest value and love into that which offers us nothing in return. And unfortunately...
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Love-based Simplicity

God's command to love affords us a life of simplicity that can only be found in his kingdom come to earth. Colossians 3:14 says, "And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." Christianity is a simple religion. Jesus said that all of God's commandm...
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Love-based Obedience

For much of my life I feared the thought of obedience, especially to the almighty, all-knowing, and all-powerful Creator of the universe. I couldn't seem to find a way to consistently choose him over myself. I couldn't seem to be able to live for his affections over those of the world. As hard as...
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The Joy of a Love-based Life

In God we have access to the fullness of joy. In Psalm 16:11 David says to God, "You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." God has set out for us all a path to the fullness of joy found only in his pre...
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All He Asks of Us is Love

One of the most life-giving, transformational truths of the gospel is that of everything we have to offer God, of everything in this life we have to give, he most desires our love. To love God is all-encompassing. Colossians 3:14 says, "And above all these put on love, which binds everything ...
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His Love Has Set Us Free

What does it look like to be totally free in Christ Jesus? What does it look like to live in the world, but be free from the constraints, demands, burdens, and stresses of living for the world? Scripture proclaims to us a life more abundant, purposeful, and free than what I am now experiencing. T...
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His Love Has Redeemed Us

The eternal redemption afforded to us by the powerful sacrifice of Jesus is a wonderful, life-giving demonstration of God's unconditional, unchanging love. I've gone through much of my life feeling condemned. I look at my thoughts, actions, reactions, and failures and apply my condemning perspect...
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His Love Pursues Us

The fact that we are pursued by the Creator of the universe is an unfathomable truth perfectly illustrating the amazing love our heavenly Father has for us. Ephesians 2:8 says, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God." Those ...
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God is a Fun Father

There is a terrible misconception in the church today that our Father is not a fun God. For most Christians, what they know of God comes through worship services rather than direct encounters with the living God. As the body of Christ, we have not cultivated a culture of restored relationship wel...
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