Teachings tagged with ‘love’

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Idiom of Permission

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God is love. However, there are things God is said to do in the Bible that seem to be clearly unloving. For example, even though God wanted the Israelites to go free from Egypt, the Bible says God hardened Pharaoh’s heart so he would not let Israel go (Exod. 9:12). The answer to many difficult […]

Perfecting the Saints

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One of Jesus’ last commands before his ascension was to “go make disciples of all nations.” Clearly God’s and Jesus’ vision is for each Christian to become a strong, mature believer. Dave Hanson explores the goal in Ephesians 4:13, that we be unified and “become mature.” This maturity is exemplified by love, meaning that all […]

Let’s Get Together!

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God tells us in the book of Hebrews that we should “consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Heb. 10:24). Then in the immediate context He adds in verse 25, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing.…” We believe you will […]

Is God in Control of Everything That Happens?

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Many people believe that “God is in control” of things on earth today, and that everything that happens is His will. However, that is not what the Bible actually says and furthermore, it makes God out to be very unloving and unfair. In this teaching John Schoenheit explains what he means when he says that […]

The Heart of Evangelism

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Who among us is not thankful to know that he or she is saved, and glad to forever be a part of life in a world that will be far, far better than this life. The second great commandment Jesus Christ gave is to love your neighbor as you love yourself, and there are few […]

Love is Giving

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This teaching shows what true love is and how it is expressed. It looks at some Greek words showing the various aspects of love: agape, phileo, eros, and storge, and examines the difference between “love” and “like.”