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Come, let us look and see what love is; All love is God and God is love. Love starts with God. All love is His; Love had its birth in heaven above.   Come, let us look and see what love says: “I love Thee first — I really do — With all the strength […]

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Love in the Ministry

The ministry of the word is a calling which requires much attentiveness to and emphasis on the words of 1 Corinthians 13:13, where we read that love is the greatest of the three Christian virtues.  In fact, ministering to fellow saints and ministry in general are referred to as a “labor of love” in Hebrews […]

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The Praise of Charity

The apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:1–3 says that the tongues of men and of angels, gifts of prophecy, understanding into the mysteries of God, all knowledge, faith enough to move mountains, constant care for the poor, selling of possessions, and martyrdom count for nothing if the virtue of charity is not present in him. […]

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Saying Thanks to God and Our Neighbor

This month we celebrate the national holiday known as Thanksgiving Day. While certainly Thanksgiving Day represents a good opportunity to express our thankfulness to God, we recognize that our whole lives ought to be filled with thanksgiving. God has given us many good physical and spiritual gifts as expressions of his love. The Bible instructs […]

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Instructed to Love and Hate

In Matthew 5:43-48, Christ instructs us to love our neighbor and in Psalm 139:19-24 instructs us to hate those who hate God. Seeing the Bible is inerrant and infallible, how do we reconcile the message in these passages? “Do not, O Lord, I hate those that hate thee?” “But I say unto you, Love your […]

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Love

The Christmas lights have dimmed, the New Years celebrations have died down, and now come the red hearts, roses, and romance that flits here and there. Many become a bit uncertain and apprehensive as they attempt to master this elusive concept and fall into love with a special someone. Others seem to have found it, […]

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God’s Eternal Love

Our Father has shown His infinite love By sending His Son From heaven above To men who were sinners Condemned from their birth Dead in sin and transgression To His chosen on earth. A part from His Mercy And wonderful Grace Man’s place is in Hell Ne’er to look on His face. To serve Him, […]

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“Shouldest Thou… Love Them that Hate the LORD?”

Introduction  A prophet walked into the beautiful palace in Jerusalem. When summoned by the king into the throne room, the prophet boldly proclaimed the Word of the LORD, “Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? Therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.”1 What had the king done wrong […]

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The Picture of Love (4)

“… Go, and do thou likewise,” and with those words Father concluded reading the parable of the good Samaritan. Lydia and Nathan had listened closely. It was one of their favorite stories. “Hmm…that parable is quite a picture of love,” said Mother. “Yes,” added Grandmother, who had come for a visit. “We always need to […]

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What Is Lovely (5)

The sun was still high above the horizon and Philip judged they would have plenty of time to play before darkness would put an end to their fun. Philip’s family had invited another family over for a backyard picnic, and Philip was excited because even though they had never visited with them before, he knew […]

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