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  • Who Loves You, Babe?

    “… to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge.”  Ephesians 3:19 Years ago, I found myself sitting in a Chicago church Sunday school class for adults who had mental health challenges of various kinds.  Most of them lived in half-way houses or were homeless.  The teacher, who also lived...

  • Words of Grace – One Word Makes the Difference

    “Beloved, let us love one another,” writes the Apostle John (1 John 4:7). Jesus and John both said that to love one another is a command. What were they thinking when they commanded us to love? Did they mean that we should love people from the resource of love that...

  • Words of Grace – Born of God

    In our meditation on the love of God and the command to love one another, we cannot overlook a central point: those who love have been born of God (I John 4:7). Jesus said we must be born again to enter the kingdom of God (John 3:3). Now we hear...

  • Words of Grace – How Has God Loved Us?

    The love of God is often called into question. When natural disasters occur, we ask how God allows this to happen. When an evil person harms innocent people we wonder where God is. Our depression can easily be interpreted to mean that God has abandoned us. There are so many...

  • Words of Grace – God Is Love but Love Is Not God

    Twice, the apostle John wrote the concise theological statement that “God is love.” (I John 4:8, 16) He never meant to say that love is God. God is a personal being; love is an attribute of a person. God exists as an independent being; love is possessed and expressed by...

  • Words of Grace – What’s Next?

    We’ve come to the end of Acts, and what an ending it is. The trajectory of this book has been toward Rome from the beginning. Jesus said the news of his name would spread to the “ends of the earth.” Not one apostle could have imaged that in the span...