The Stubborn Lover

Most Bible students are quite familiar with the Greek terms in the New Testament for love. The most prominent of them is “agape,” which denotes unconditional self-giving. It’s this kind of love that God displays to us, deposits in us, and demands of us. It’s the ultimate unselfishness, the deepest regard for another, even when …

What God is Like (Musings on the character of God) #11

A stubborn lover… Most Bible students are quite familiar with the Greek terms in the New Testament for love. The most prominent of them is “agape,” which denotes unconditional self-giving. It’s this kind of love that God displays to us, deposits in us, and demands of us. It’s the ultimate unselfishness, the deepest regard for …

THE ANTIPHONAL SONG (God’s love received, reciprocated, and reflected) part 5

[This is the 5th of 6 pieces. If you'd prefer to see the paper in one piece...] Agape reflected:  I stumbled into the wrong room. It turned out to be the place where the school choir was practicing. They invited me to sing with them and I said, “Are you kidding? I don’t sing and …

THE ANTIPHONAL SONG (God’s love received, reciprocated, and reflected) part 2

[If you haven't read part 1, you might want to take a couple minutes to do so.] The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 Agape received:  So, …

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