This article wants to investigate several ways in which the letter of James describes the necessary human response to the saving initiative of God. It starts with a study of James 2:14-26 and continues by looking at the soteriological language throughout the book: repentance and humility, love and mercy, and perseverance and patience.
Love is the desire of every human. Yet it is also one area where most fail. Why? This article explains that love can only flow from God's love.
What exactly does "I do" at a wedding mean? Does it have anything to do with attraction? The article uses these questions to address one feature of real love, both within and outside of marriage.
Fear is a powerful emotion. Many Christians are controlled by fear. This chapter deals with the reality of fear in the life of Christians, as well as with the reason to take courage. The main antidote against sinful fear is given in 2 Timothy 1:7, that it is the Spirit of God who gives us power, love, and self-discipline.
Love is the hallmark of the Christian life, as this article.
The author reviews the publication by Steve Chalke and Alan Mann on their view of retributive justice. He rejects their views that God's wrath and punishment have no place in the preaching of the gospel, but rather love. The author emphasizes that the love of God is fully demonstrated in his giving his Son to die for us while we were yet sinners.
Bibically, Christians are characterized by love. This article explains why Christian love is different from worldly love, and how this love can be cultivated among Christians.
What is the meaning of love? This article shows that love is a disposition implanted into needful human hearts by the prevailing grace of God. By it we are enabled to joyfully obey the revealed desires of our Creator, both toward the Lord himself and toward others. Without this work of God, man would remain doomed.
Looking at the text of Deuteronomy 6:6-9, this series of articles looks at how Christians can live covenant lives in the home. The foundation for the Christian family is love for God. This is basic to the structure of family life. The author draws images of what loving God looks like, describing practical implications of this love in the home.
Looking at the text of Deuteronomy 6:6-9, this series of articles looks at how Christians can live covenant lives in the home. The foundation for the Christian family is love for God. This is basic to the structure of family life. The author draws images of what loving God looks like, describing practical implications of this love in the home. Love for God shapes the expression of love in the family.
This article shows what it means to love your neighbour by pointing to the nature of biblical love modeled for us by God. This love is sacrificial, is not envious, and seeks the good of others.
In this article, both the Old Testament and the New Testament are examined to discover the whole spectrum of the meaning of love in the Bible.
A deeply distressed father sat for two weeks in a pediatric ICU, watching his three-year-old son slowly die. During those two weeks he read through, quite surprisingly, a book on the Gospel. He later wrote to me, “I want to say to you the Gospel really is for real life.” This article is about sin and the forgiveness of sin.
How can I truly experience and feel God's love for me?
Nolland studies Matthew 5:43-48 and other key texts that highlights the command to love our enemies as a priority in Christian discipleship. He further sheds light on Jesus’ teaching by setting it in the wider context not only of Matthew’s gospel but also of the ancient world and the Old Testament. He demonstrates that, without being critical of the Old Testament, Jesus radically extends its teaching.