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The Immovable Force of God’s Love

The Immovable Force of God’s Love

  Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. — Song of Songs 8:7 God’s love is an immovable force, a bountiful feast that never runs out. His love is fixed and assured. Why? Because God is not only the Originator of love, but He is love. Love is His very nature. When

A Kind of Love that Changes the World: Investigating the Death of Ronnie Smith

Let me tell you a story about Ronnie and Anita Smith. Ronnie, a young husband and father, had been out for a morning jog when gunmen in a black jeep targeted and killed him. The news reported that Ronnie had graduated from the University of Texas with a master’s degree and was teaching chemistry in

Pinches and Grace

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. — Hebrews 4:16 Thought for the Day: Today is a beautiful time for grace. I wanted to pinch the two girls sitting on the front row of our church

Even from the Cross: Love Those Who Hate

Dear Jesus, Sometimes it’s really hard to love people, particularly when You ask me to love those who hate You and do evil things. Please show me. How can I hate evil and still love the haters? Isn’t that what Paul did when he was in prison? In the worst of circumstances, he hated evil

Letting Go: Love Has Teeth

If you live with a prodigal, you know what it means to love someone. Love is a means of survival. Love is what gets you up each morning and inspires you to serve someone who acts like they hate you. Loving this way means duty, sacrifice, responsibility, and resilience. Many years back, an R&B icon

The Broken Way Week 3 — Learning to Receive

It’s week three of The Broken Way OBS! We’ve loved hearing your responses to week two, Living Cruciform, and how you have been meeting others’ brokenness and pouring out for one another. In our private Facebook group, we’re reading that people are praying for one another, sharing Scripture with others, leaving magazines in the ER for

To Love and to Cherish

Love is the muscle of marriage. Cherish is the heart of marriage. — Gary Thomas “To love and to cherish… till death do us part.” How many of us said these vows on the day we were married? Whether we spoke with a nervous, shaky voice or a confident, exuberant promise, most of us —

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