little words, “I love you.” The next day Josh was at a basketball game. His reply to a friend’s offer of cheesy nachos was, “yeah man, I love nachos!” Later that evening he was pulled over for speeding on the way home. After getting off with a warning he remarked, “God must love me.” How can Josh...
1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world passes away, and...
What is Love?
An Examination on Love
In Canto 26 of Paradiso, blind Dante is confronted by St. John about love. Dante tells St. John that he wants God’s love. John asks Dante to be more specific in why he wants God’s love. Dante’s desire is significant because everyone desires to love and be loved...
For God So Loved The World.
If you have been around the church for a while, this is a familiar text…. In fact it is the most well known text in whole entire world out of the Bible.
* I want to give you and adaptation of that verse tonight, and it goes something like this:
* For God so loved...
hear the word Love? Do you think of romantic Love, or do you think about the Love of God, and your Love for others? God gave us Heaven’s best in Jesus because of how much Love He has for His creation. He sent His Son to die on the cross, so that we might live, and this was out of the Love He has for us...
find the way to destroy this monster. American Gods, written by Neil Gaiman, is a story that Shadow is working for a god, during his working time, he meets many gods, and also he finds a big secrete plan behind his "boss". At the end, he saves the gods. Both novels are Science Fictions. The Terminal...
God as eternal, omniscient, omnipotent and omni-benevolent – and the philosophical problems arising from these concepts;
the views of Boethius in his discussion of eternity and God’s foreknowledge in Book 5 of The Consolations of Philosophy
the question as to whether or not a good God should...
Loving, and Patient God
There are many characteristics in describing the Christian Gods personality. God is similar to us—only in perfection. He is holy, fair, righteous, and impartial. He has feelings, can be jealous and angry, and always keeps his promises. Although, I believe God has three attributes...
Love has been defined as “an intense feeling of deep affection” or “to feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone).” It is an emotion that has been simplified, mystified, and tragically reduced to secular interpretation. To understand the real concept of love is to yearn for perfect love...
know the love of Christ
Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.
• Our human minds cannot comprehend the love of God.
• It passeth knowledge and understanding.
• To be filled with all the fullness of God, you have...
- God created man to name his Creation. We were created in order to serve the Lord, but at the same time, we are also made in his image
- God gave humans names first (Adam, Eve) and then tasked them to help Him name his Creation, because naming is a manifestation that God wants you to participate...
It mirrors the relationship of Jesus and his church and represents this relationship of love and sacrifice. For the Christian church it is an acknowledgement of a commitment between two people in the eyes of God. In the practices in Catholic and Orthodox churches, marriage is one of the sacraments and...
Without love, all other gifts is without value.
~ 1 John 4:7-8 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God, and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. ~
It is God who puts desires to know Him within us. He created...
Nirguna Bhakti, God or the Supreme power was a formless energy or force that had to be deeply felt and realized. These poets spoke of everyday activities as a service to God. They believed in love, surrender and in a universal religion.
The Saguna Bhakti tradition believed in a God who had a human...
God knows, God knows I _______ to break free.
I've fallen in love
I've fallen in love for the _______ time
And this time I know it's for real
I've __________ in love, yeah
God knows, God knows I've fallen in love.
It's strange but it's true
I can't get over the way you love me like...
question of who, what, and where God is has been addressed by numerous theologians, religious and philosophers through the centuries. This essay looks at the writings of one these thinkers, Julian of Norwich and outlines and discusses some of her central ideas on the mystery of God.
Julian of Norwich was...
Nature of God
3. COULD GOD BE LOVING, IN A WAY THAT AMOUNTS TO MORE THAN MERELY INTENDING THE GOOD OF HUMAN BEINGS?
The Christian faith presents a definite world-view in which the God of the universe is revealed as loving. Amongst an abundance of biblical references to God's love, some that...
The Greatest Love of All
The first time I ever felt true love was when I was seventeen and I attended a youth service at a church called “El Rey Jesus” or “King Jesus Ministries”. All my life I was raised in the church, my grandmother was a pastor and personally I never believed in God or any doctrine...
I believe getting to know God through a personal relationship with him is the most fulfilling thing a person can do. God presents his friendship generously to all, but many people reject this because they think it lead to "religion". Having a relationship with God is simple, just as any friendship...
The Role of Desire/Beauty in Dante and Augustine’s Journey Into God
In both Confessions and The Divine Comedy, Augustine and Dante are depicted as very creative and intelligent men. Both of them have a love for the beauty in life. These beautiful things that are put in front of them cause both men...
God gave us two gifts, life and love. God has given us the ultimate gift of love, by sacrificing his only son to give us eternal life. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." God has endless...
death. In this paper I will explore the nature of love. More specifically, I will explore the concept of love as it relates to the writings of St. Maximos the Confessor and Sufism. The heart of spiritual life is love and spiritual life is about how we love. The spiritual teachings of both Sufism and St...
Euthyphro’s thinks that his action was pious, and his definition of piety is doing what the God(s) approve of. Socrates questioned Euthyphro’s definition of action being pious and quickly asks: “is the holy loved by the gods because it is holy? Or is it holy because it is loved?” Socrates presents this premise...
idea of the return of creation to God; its aim is to inspire others to actively seek this return and to believe in the creation of God. The relationship St. Augustine has with love and God is undeniably irrevocable due to the fact that he cannot distinguish love and God with out one another.
“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone! Therefore, you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today.” (Dt. 6: 4-9)
In Chapter six, verses four through nine...
meaning of growing spiritually is. Spirituality is our human capacity for God which allows us to recognise God or the movement of God in our lives and, in the light of this recognition and experience of God, our lived response to God (quoted from SF from the heart pdf). We can define growing up spiritually...
church but if i understand right is a mapping of all my next year of activities and development, this will keep me in line and focus to the vision that God had give to us , and if i understand right it applied perfectly to this Leadership Journey.
2015 Annual Planning For LEADERSHIP
WAY TRUTH AND LIFE...
to have no value according to dominant culture are celebrated in the reign of God.
* Jesus’ commandment of love
Jesus’ commandment of love can be condensed into the primary covenantal beliefs of love of God and love of neighbour. It essentially tells us to treat others the way we wish to be treated...
contrast to gods of heathen religions who are often presented as vindictive and angry beings in need of appeasement, the God of the Bible is characterized as the essence of love. “God is love” (1 John 4:8, 16). Since God is love and since God is eternal, then God’s love is eternal. Moreover, since love requires...
•Wind- Many interpreters of the Bible think that the wind is a symbol of God. In this book it is all about Brian and how he strongly believes in god. The wind is invisible just like God, but is also very powerful also like God. Brian looks to the wind as a special security because it plays such a big...