Posts Tagged "love"

Video of Sacrificial, Unconditional and Incarnational Love

In this video I explain how marriage in God’s way is marked by sacrificial, unconditional and incarnational love.  I use a a simple, memorable and Christ centered “hand” illustration that will be useful in marriage and every other relationship. I’d appreciate any feedback you may wish to offer on whether this video was helpful to you or how the message might be...

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A Joyful Family Reunion

This past week my family joined with my dad, my two brothers and their families for a mini family reunion for a couple of days.  It really was a very enjoyable time.  Note that I say “enjoyable” rather than “fun” or “happy” or “relaxing.”  Not that those latter descriptors weren’t true, but the better term to describe the time was enjoyable. Whenever you get that many people together,...

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Same Sex Marriage: A Simple Gospel Response

Over the past week, I’ve had several people ask me, “What can I say to someone who’s in favor of same sex marriage?  I want to speak the Truth, but do it in love.”  I’ve been pondering and praying about this for a few days.  I’ve been seeking the guidance of the Lord for an answer that’s SIMPLE, MEMORABLE and GOSPEL CENTERED.  I encourage every Christian to go through the same struggle to summarize...

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Timeless Words from Screwtape

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis is filled with profound wisdom.  I first read it long ago and just listened to it again this week while on a family outing.  The book is written as a collection of fictitious letters from a chief demon by the name of Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood.  Wormwood is seeking advice on how to guide his human “patient” down a path that will end in the destruction of hell.  I was struck by the...

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Hannah’s Poem

I thank God for the blessing of a daughter who loves and respects me.  On top of that, I have a daughter who often thinks and writes about some pretty profound things.  A poem she wrote recently touched me deeply.  It brought back vivid and wonderful memories from a cross-country ski outing we shared after an ice and snow storm last year.  In thankfulness and honor of Hannah and my God who gave her to me, I’ve included her poem below....

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview