Category Archives: Love of Christ

2 Corinthians 5: The Love of Christ Compels Me

Reading for Monday, Sept 24: 2 Cor 5 This is absolutely my favorite chapter in the Bible. Which means I’ll have to work really hard to keep this from being a massively long post! Paul’s comments about the ministry of … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 13: The Greatest of These

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Over the years, I’ve developed my own working theology of Paul’s discourse on love found in 1 Cor. 13. I’ve used this material in sermons, in premarital counseling, and in conversation with good…

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Colossians 1

Reading for Monday, Aug. 13: Colossians 1 I love this chapter for several reasons. First, I love what Paul says about the gospel, how it is bearing fruit in his day “and growing throughout the whole world” (v6). This declaration … Continue reading

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Hebrews 4

Reading for Tuesday, July 24: Hebrews 4 The precarious image of a young child walking on thin ice comes to mind as I read these first few chapters of Hebrews. The writer is fixated on the possibility of falling away … Continue reading

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Matthew 26

Reading for Monday, July 16: Matthew 26 The plot to kill Jesus is now in full force. The chief priests and elders agree to move quietly and stealthily, avoiding an uproar among the people. Meanwhile, Jesus is anointed for His … Continue reading

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1 John 4

Reading for Tuesday, May 29: 1 John 4 The NT issues several warnings about false prophets (Matt. 7:15; 24:11; Mark 13:22; 2 Pet. 2:1) and John expresses a similar sentiment to his audience. The Christian response, in light of the … Continue reading

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1 John 2

Reading for Friday, May 25: 1 John 2 John says he writes to keep his readers from sin (v1), but also to speak a word about our advocate against sin – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, whose atoning sacrifice cleanses … Continue reading

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Live Like Jesus, Love Like Jesus

Last Sunday night, one of our elders, Denton Kimbrough, led a prayer in our worship assembly and he used a phrase that immediately struck me. He prayed: Lord, help us to live like Jesus…and help us to love like Jesus. … Continue reading

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Founded Upon Love

I know men; and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on … Continue reading

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All That I Need

As I continue to reflect on the sufficiency of God’s love, it really calls into question how much I really need the other things I think I need. I mean, am I in relationship with God because of the “stuff” … Continue reading

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