146 results for tag: God’s love
CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: He Is Who He Says He Is – pg. 2 Laura Urista: 25 Father's Days – pg. 4 Brad Jersak: This God Comes Down – pg. 7
He Can’t Stop Loving You – by Greg Albrecht
By Greg Albrecht— Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”—John 11:25 Ray Charles is one of my favorite blues singers of all time. The movie about his life, produced several years ago, won several Academy Awards, and was simply titled “Ray.” Human suffering has given birth to much of our music, poetry, literature and art. The tragedies and the traumas of human relationships were the fertile soil from which many of the story lines and lyrics of Ray Charles’ music grew. CLICK HERE to ...
A Mother’s Legacy
Join us as we give thanks for mothers and the critical role they play in the lives of their children.
You Are Loved!
While we may often think of biblical examples where the picture of a human father is used to explain God's love, maternal examples used in the Bible are equally important. Join us for Mother's Day as we place the spotlight on God's unconditional love for all humanity.
A dinner in Jesus' honor is sandwiched between the death and resurrection of Lazarus and Jesus. With the smell of death in the air, Mary, Lazarus' sister, pours out an extravagant act of love.
Everyone knows that dying on a cross is unsafe, but that's exactly what Jesus did. The cross of Christ is the perfect illustration and demonstration of God's reckless love.
Night Flight – Grant Corriveau
Watching the beauty of the night sky unfold before him, a pilot marvels at the grandeur of God's creation and the love that created it. We climb northwest from ORD, and as we leave 10,000 feet the first officer begins slowly turning our Airbus A320 towards Montreal. Below, in the soft darkness of early evening, the lights of Chicago slide by. I take advantage of a quiet moment in my duties to enjoy the view of the western horizon. "Hey Dave, look over here.” I call my first officer's attention to what I’m seeing out my window. Because we’re climbing out of the earth's shadow, the sun appears to be rising. "Now we can honestly claim that ...
Trimming the Roses – by Laura Urista
A person who is good at reviving dead plants (or keeping plants healthy and vibrant) is often known as a “green thumb.” If there is such a nickname for someone who’s not very good at taking care of plants, I suppose it might be a “brown thumb.” That would come closer to describing my ability (or rather, inability) to take care of plants, bushes and flowers. My husband teases me that I have trouble just keeping silk plants alive! But here in Southern California even a “brown thumb” like me can somehow manage to keep rose bushes alive, so that each spring we enjoy beautiful, vibrant rose blooms in front of ...
No More Condemnation
Shame and guilt is a spiritual swamp - shame is normally connected with how we feel about who we are, and guilt is normally understood about things we have done. Shame = I am bad, whereas guilt = I did something bad. We will explore and study what Paul means when he says "no more condemnation."
How God Chooses His Team
When Jesus chose his disciples, his decision wasn't based on who had the best personality or who showed the most academic promise - how does God choose us for his team, exactly? https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR368.mp3
His Love Endures Forever
God's hesed love does not give us immunity from pain and suffering. God's hesed love isn't always immediate pleasant or easy, but it declares that he will stop at nothing to demonstrate his unending love for you and me. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR367.mp3
Wrath or Love – by Greg Albrecht
Friend and Partner Letter from February 2018 The nature of God – who he is, and how he is – is without doubt the most misunderstood topic within all of Christendom. If God is filled with wrath and retribution, then any number of Christ-less teachings and practices make sense – but God IS NOT wrath. God IS love. Love is the one-word definition of God. God is love, he is not filled with wrath, therefore: God the Father was not looking for payback from God the Son on the cross; There is no such thing as eternal conscious torment in hell; God is not mad at you and me, and God does not expect us to ...
See How He Loves You
Join Greg for a discussion of God's love, as centered and defined in the cross of Christ, illustrated by the differences C.S. Lewis noted between all-too-human Need Love and divinely given Gift Love. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR417.mp3
God Believes In You!
Had someone betrayed, abandoned and disavowed us the way Peter denied Jesus, we would have a hard time ever talking to that person again. But after his resurrection Jesus made sure that Peter knew he still believed in him. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR365.mp3