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Love Hurts?

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I have been writing about how the Bible can be summarized by Matthew 22:36-40: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

These verses can be summarized as: love God; love people. Last week I wrote that because we love God and we are in a relationship with Him we will want to spend time with Him. Love is not about rules but about a relationship (Love Rules?).

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Posted by on June 17, 2013 in God's Love


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The Golden Rule?

Friends and Family,

There is much debate about where the Golden Rule originates but many attribute it to Jesus of Nazareth. Relatively early in His ministry He said, in Luke 10:27 in the Parable of the Good Samaritan, “And love your neighbor as yourself.”

But for some reason one of Jesus’ last commandments He spoke directly to His disciples is not as widely know or talked about. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in God's Commands


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Beach Muscles?

Friends and Family,

Every year from 1997 to 2005 we took a summer vacation on Fripp Island.  It still is one of our favorite vacation places for several reasons. One, you don’t have to get in your car the entire week since the preferred method of transportation is a golf cart.  Two, there really isn’t much to do so it is incredibly relaxing.  And three,

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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Trials


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