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Christ calls us to love those who disagree with us, because true love is not based on agreement.

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Moving Beyond Accusations of “Hate” to Genuinely Getting Along . . .

If a friend, a relative, or even a stranger, in spite of anatomy, proclaimed his arms to be wings and boldly declared that he is a bird; I’d still be nice to him.  I wouldn’t be mean to him, and … Continue reading

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The living, resurrected Jesus doesn’t just love and tolerate us in our wrongful behaviors, thoughts, and attitudes. He sets us free!

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The World’s Greatest Valentine

The World’s Greatest Valentine is regularly carried in East Nashville, Tennessee (The “Blood & Fire” Salvation Army Flag) — the red stands for the blood of Jesus; the yellow star represents the fire of the Holy Spirit; and the blue … Continue reading

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Aiming For Your Heart

Television and movies aim to reach your desire to be entertained.  Advertising aims to for your emotions.  Negative political advertisements aim to reach your fears.  Classes, seminars, and even sermons aim for your mind.  Love, however, aims to reach your … Continue reading

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Logic Can’t Show You Love

Intellect can’t inspire you.  Inspiration is a matter of the heart. Logic can’t show you love.  Love comes from the heart.  (It’s even symbolized by a tiny heart, not by a tiny brain.) Mind can’t make mysticism.  Only insight in … Continue reading

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What Is The World’s Greatest Valentine’s Greeting?

What is the greatest Valentine’s Day greeting ever? John 3:16 (This isn’t just written in eye black on NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s face in pictures of his college football career at The University of Florida.  John 3:16 is a living … Continue reading

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What Western Religion And Atheism Have In Common

There is a popular video on youtube called:  Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus.  In its first two weeks, it has been viewed more than 17 million times.  So why would a lover of Jesus hate religion?  Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Proof Found For The Existence Of God

Here are some ways that God actively intervenes in my life and daily gives me proof of His reality: * He frequently wakes me up around 5:30 am with a new blog post running through my mind even though I … Continue reading

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News Flash: Planet Earth invaded by its Creator, not with the force of justice and judgment; but with mercy, love, humility. The Creator comes in human flesh, not in a royal palace, but in an animal stable — not with a demonstration of His power and authority, but subject to the circumstances of a Babe born under questionable conditions to a poor mother. Yet 20 centuries later, the world slows down, work stops, families gather on the day set aside to remember that God invasion. One Babe began a movement that continues to our time — a movement that has made millions of men and women better than they would have been without beholding the Christ. Transformed by Jesus, by God in the flesh — made new, set free, personally invaded by the Spirit, now rejoicing, not in stuff, and tinsel, and traditions both religious and secular; but rejoicing in relationship with the Babe, now the Lord, Savior, Master!

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