Tag Archive for: love

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Defying Gravity: What Comes Down Must Go Up

  Have you ever dreamed you were flying? Defying gravity feels normal while you're dreaming. Normal but wonderful. There is a sense of freedom from the relentless downward pull of life. A sense of adventure as you zoom and soar. When…

But the Fruit of the Spirit is Love

Photo by Emmanuel Phaeton on Unsplash   Love is the first, best, and greatest of the Spirit's fruit. Why? Because Paul puts it first, of course. Also because John tells us twice in his letter that "God is love" (1 John 4:8, 18). John's…

Passionate Love: Applying Mark 15

Photo by Zac Durant on Unsplash   Why is it good to remember the passionate love of Christ for us? Is it so we will feel bad for putting him through such pain? Or is it some kind of ploy for using guilt as a tool to manipulate our…

The House that Love Built

Photo by Mathyas Kurmann on Unsplash “Unless the LORD builds the house,” sings the Psalmist. “Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” When I was eleven, I watched the walls of our…

Words of Warning and Love: Studying Mark 13

Words of warning are sometimes the greatest act of love imaginable. Join me to consider Jesus' warnings about the end of our age.