Category Archives: love your enemies

Dare to lovingly pray for Christians you disagree with

Should we pray for Christian groups that hold beliefs that we disagree with and/or that do things we don’t approve of? Jesus did. In John 17, Jesus didn’t just pray for His first disciples, “but for them also who shall … Continue reading

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“God loves everybody,” but what’s that mean?

Some folks talk about God’s love to try to justify their rebellion against His love. They say things like, “Love wins,” and “God loves everybody,” but what do they mean? Is God’s love a blind sweetness that ignores our faults, condones our … Continue reading

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Party like Christ is real (& present)

Christianity’s a lifestyle of passionate love for and growing obedience to Christ! People want parties to be extemporaneous, not stuffy. Why not church? We understand people getting impassioned about so many things. Why not Christ? A mind-made message, enters your mind; but … Continue reading

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Love or sentimentalism?

Let’s move beyond sentimentalism to love! If you’re impatient; it’s sentimentalism, not love. If you’re unkind; it’s sentimentalism, not love. If you’re envious; it’s sentimentalism, not love. If you’re boast; it’s sentimentalism,not love. If you’re proud; it’s sentimentalism, not love. … Continue reading

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America needs “J” for JOY

I made a “J” (for “joy”) with my hand in front of a map of America. We have relentlessly pursued happiness — but somehow we have missed out on joy. Happiness depends on happy happenings; but joy flows from deep … Continue reading

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Trash talking takes away truth and trumps trust

People trash talking other people isn’t helping our situation. Let’s try some kindness instead! To trash talk people is to disobey Christ and be tactless. Trash talking tarnishes truth, trumps trust, tramples on tenderness. Should we trash talk others; or to … Continue reading

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Taking offense is tacky. (Does that offend you?)

To take offense is to feel hurt, slighted, or annoyed because of something someone said or did. It’s not wise to be offended. Let’s go beyond taking offence and show God’s love to all. We can disagree with people without taking … Continue reading

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