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20 Quotes on (Better) Loving Your Church

I (Matt Smethurst) recently read Megan Hill’s new book, A Place to Belong: Learning to Love the Local Church (Crossway, 2020), which I highly recommend. Here were my favorite 20 quotes. Paul [experienced] many of the challenges of life in the local church. He was viewed with skepticism by church leaders (Acts 9:26). He suffered... Read more

Loving the Hard to Love – Encouragement Café – July 20

Loving the Hard to Love By Dawn MastA new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35We were waiting at the deli counter when I caught a glimpse... Read more

Jon Tyson: Loving the Stranger is the Heart of the Gospel | RELEVANT Magazine

The Greek word for hospitality is beautiful: philoxenia. It is a compound combining philos (a word meaning friend that is related to phileo, the verb for nonerotic love) and xenos (foreigner). Rather than fear of the other, hospitality is love for the other. The reason God calls us to this kind of love is... Read more

Loving Hard-to-Love People – Girlfriends in God – July 10, 2020

July 10 2020Loving Hard-to-Love PeopleKelly BalarieTodays TruthIn the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness (Matthew 23:28, NIV).Friend to FriendThe women were getting under my skin. Certainly, when I decided to hang-out with them, I didnt expect their conversations to become... Read more

A Loving Habit | Devotional by Ashlea Massie

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Luke 6:35 We have all been around that one person who verbally attacks us with their words... Read more

God Is a Loving God | Devotional by Bill Bright

“If a child asks his father for a loaf of bread, will he be given a stone instead? If he asks for fish, will he be given a poisonous snake? Of course not! And if you hardhearted, sinful men know how to give good gifts to your children, won’t your Father in heaven even more... Read more

What Is Loving My Neighbor Supposed to Look Like? – Encouragement for Today – June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020What Is Loving My Neighbor Supposed to Look Like?DR. DERWIN L. GRAY Lee en espaolBlessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7 (NIV)Do you ever feel like the injustice, intimidation and violence in our world will never stop? Jesus world was not that much different from ours. The Roman... Read more

Loving my Neighbour in the Midst of COVID-19 – TGC Africa

For the sake of others. Pause. Read the reports. Look at the figures. Look at the graphs. Look at hospital reports. Read the World Health Organisation reports. Read the testimonies of doctors and patients who are in or have been in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. Consider this prayerfully, objectively and intelligently. For the... Read more

Loving the Hard to Like | RELEVANT Magazine

Some people are just harder to love than otherswe all have that gregarious friend we liked the moment we met thembut love is not easy, even when you love a lovable person. Love does not mean you are filled with warm, fuzzy feelings. It is not a big purple dinosaur dispensing free hugs and... Read more

'Loving Lifeless Things': Virtual Reality and Deepfake Resurrections - Christ and Pop Culture

‘Loving Lifeless Issues’: Digital Actuality and Deepfake Resurrections – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] Each different Tuesday inStoried,Okay. B. Hoyleexplores the methods our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a complete. In Steven Spielbergs 2001 movie A.I., a grieving household makes an attempt to exchange their comatose son with an Android who appears and acts and talks precisely just like the youngster. This robotic... Read more

Loving Others through Political Difference

Loving Others by Political Distinction

[ad_1] Why We Really feel Skeptical or Indignant towards Fellow Members amid Political Variations Our concern right here will not be with the delicate disagreements, ones that dont have an effect on the hearts posture towards another person. Slightly, have been within the disagreements that have an effect on your hearts posture or that hinder... Read more

God's Loving Pursuit | Devotional by Max Lucado

God’s Loving Pursuit | Devotional by Max Lucado

[ad_1] “Certainly goodness and mercy shall observe me all the times of my life.” ~ Psalm 23:6 Dare we envision a God who follows us? Who pursues us? Who chases us? Who tracks us down and wins us over? Who follows us with “goodness and mercy” all the times of our lives? Isn’t this the... Read more

Overcoming the Barrier: Loving Our Neighbors Through Subtitles - Christ and Pop Culture

Overcoming the Barrier: Loving Our Neighbors By way of Subtitles – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] Each different Tuesday inStoried,Ok. B. Hoyleexplores the methods our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a complete. While accepting his award for Greatest Overseas Language Movie for Parasite on the 2020 Golden Globes, director Bong Joon-Ho stated, When you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you'll be launched to so... Read more

Loving Jesus Doesn't Automatically 'Cure' Suicidal Thoughts | RELEVANT Magazine

Loving Jesus Does not Routinely ‘Treatment’ Suicidal Ideas | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Editor’s Word: This piece initially ran in 2018.. I used to be in California on a enterprise journey, simply yards from the seaside, consuming ice cream and laughing because the dialog drifted away from enterprise. Ultimately, any individual talked about a friend-of-a-friend who had died by suicide. The acquainted ache and nausea... Read more

Jamie Foxx on Why the Church Should Be More Loving, Inclusive and Unifying | RELEVANT Magazine

Jamie Foxx on Why the Church Ought to Be Extra Loving, Inclusive and Unifying | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Jamie Foxx stars within the upcoming movie Simply Mercy, which tells the true story of lawyer, justice system reform advocate and religious Christian Bryan Stevenson.  [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVIW1ebS7JY[/embed] Main as much as the discharge, Foxx sat down with The Christian Submit to debate his personal background with religion, why the film has such an... Read more

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A Time of Loving | Christmas Devotional by Elfrieda Nikkel

[ad_1] For God so liked the world that he gave his solely Son. John 3:16a The story of Christmas is the story of Gods love. A love that was prepared to provide what was most valuable to avoid wasting a dying world. God so liked, that he gave his Son. Christmas provides us a glimpse... Read more

Why the Internet Is Loving Keanu Reeves' Girlfriend Alexandra Grant | RELEVANT Magazine

Why the Web Is Loving Keanu Reeves’ Girlfriend Alexandra Grant | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Movie star courting doesn’t often fall into the purview of RELEVANT’s cultural protection. Who even has time to maintain up with who's courting whomst in at present’s TikTok-ified romantic zeitgeist? However now and again, one thing particular and notable does pop on the radar. And this time, that one thing particular is... Read more