149 results for tag: God’s love

Extravagant Love

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.

Reckless 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

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 do the impossible, which would be to earn and ...

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

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

It's a meaningless little game we used to play when we were kids, thinking we could find out whether a person of the opposite sex liked us or not. Believe it or not, people use the similar approach to discover whether God loves them or not!   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR261.mp3

God Really LIKES You! – by Greg Albrecht

"We desire to connect with God; we desire to know God and be known by God. God has created us with a desire for connectivity." - Greg Albrecht Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There ...

God’s Great Love In Christ

God's favor - the Bible calls it grace - is not compensation for our good deeds. We are made alive in Christ by his amazing grace, by his great love, not by our works, but for his works!   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR336.mp3

December 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Our Ultimate Caregiver – pg. 2 Greg Albrecht: Incomparable & Boundless – pg. 5 Richard Rohr: Christmas: Only One Message – pg. 7

Q&R with Brad – Romans 8:37-39 – “Nothing can separate WHO from God’s love”?

Question: I have just finished reading your book A More Christlike God, and I have a question. In chapter 13, you quote Rom. 8:35-39. Do these verses apply to all of humanity or just Christians? 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?... 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long;    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, ...