How great a love!

Knowing God through His Word ... Day by Day

See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God. 1 John 3:1

John Piper, in a sermon,”The Depth of Christ’s Love: Its Lavish Benefits”

Not only did it cost him his Son to save us from sin and death and hell (John 3:16; 1 John 3:16); and not only were we enemies so that God had to propitiate his own righteous anger in order to save us (1 John 4:10); but he went way beyond the love of rescue and the love of sacrifice and the love of clemency to his enemies. In and through all this he had a greater design. He showed us another kind of love beyond all that. He might have rescued us, sacrificed for us, forgiven us, and not gone any further. But instead he showed us another kind of love—he took us…

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Astounding love!

Knowing God through His Word ... Day by Day

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.  By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.  We love because he first loved us. —1 John 4:16-19

Sam Storms comments:

Look again at 4:17. John is saying that our confidence is linked with God’s love for us and that in some sense we are as Jesus is. These two pieces of the puzzle are put together in John 17:23 where Jesus affirms that the Father loves the…

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The Difference Maker by John Maxwell : Book Review

The Hermazing Tribe

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Ever heard the saying, ‘A GOOD ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED’? Perhaps it is not. Truthfully, no attitude is strong enough to compensate for lack of skill.  Attitude isn’t everything, but it is one thing that can make a difference in your life. That line of thinking is similar to the thought that a dream alone can bring success, you will be disappointed.

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