Can you, for a moment, think about a memorable occasion when someone did something sacrificially nice for you for no other reason than because they care about you and expected nothing in return? How did that make you feel about the person? Did it make them more dear to you? Jesus gave us the most sacrificial gift possible – He gave his life. How can we not love Jesus?
If God is our Father, then it should be natural to love Jesus
We’ve all known people who profess to be a Christian, but they live like the world. Whether they truly are a child of God or not, is between them and God. However, in John 8:42, Jesus said that if God is our Father, then we would love Jesus. In John 14:15, Jesus said that if we love Him, we will keep His commandments. Because we are sinful, willful humans, there will be times that we sin, but our lifestyle should not be one of sin. The world should be able to see the light of Jesus in us. If we look more like the world in how we live, then we might need to double check who our spiritual father is – God, or Satan.
Our sin cost Jesus everything
It is very difficult to both fully understand just how sinful we are and what that sin cost Jesus but yet not truly love Him. What He endured before and on the cross was because of my sin – and yours. He didn’t have to go to the cross. He could have called all the angels of heaven and they would have come to his defense instantly.
It was Christ’s love for you and me and that held him there. In fact, it bothers me to see movies that portray Christ’s crucifixion or pictures of him on the cross because I know He had to go through that because of me. I matter so much to Him that He willingly chose the path that led to the cross so that I could become a child of God. Just as the person you thought about earlier became more dear to you because of their thoughtful actions towards you, Jesus should become more dear to us as we realize just what He did for us. How could we not love Him when He gave His own life for us?
What about you? Do you love Jesus?
Now you can enhance your Bible Reading with the Verse Mapping Template
Our Verse Mapping download is FREE and includes 6 pages: 3 pages of instructions for using the template and the 2 page template, plus the cover page. If you’re looking to go deeper into God’s Word, learn more about God and develop a stronger spiritual life, Verse Mapping will help you dig into the scriptures. As you apply God’s Word to your life, you will develop a more intimate knowledge and relationship with God.Verse Mapping
Download our Free 2021 Bible Memory Verse Plan
We’ve put together 52 memory verses for you to hide God’s Word in your heart! You can download the full document for free and then print a new verse each week and as many copies as you’d like. Each verse prints four times on a page so that you can then cut them into index size cards and place them in prominent places where you will see them frequently throughout the day to help you remember to memorize them. Just because you visited our site, they’re yours for free! Download today.2021 Memory Verse Plan
Download our Free 2021 Daily Bible Reading Plan
With just 30-40 minutes per day, you can read the entire Bible in one year. The One-Year Bible Reading Plan consists of both Old Testament and New Testament readings for each day of the year. The Bible is God’s personal Word to you. What is He saying to you today? Open your Bible and find out!One Year Bible Reading Plan
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The Self-Care Wheel provides ideas for practicing self-care in six dimensions of yourself: Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Sensory, and Social. NOTE: You will need 11X14 paper to print the wheel.
Want to know more about self-care? Our Self-Care blog series targets people who serve in any ministry position and takes a Biblical approach to self-care.Self Care Wheel
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Our freedoms come from the sacrifice of many. Memorial day is the day we remember and honor those who sacrificed. It’s also a good time to come together as a nation and pray for God to Bless the USA.
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God, Love and Marshmallow Wars by Julia M. Bruce
What’s Inside God, Love and Marshmallow Wars?
God, Love and Marshmallow Wars is a book that includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:
- Scripture to memorize and meditate on.
- Conversation Starters.
- Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages.
- Romance Builders.
- Relationship Builders.
- Personal reflections.
- Date ideas.
- Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples.
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