The Theme of Love in Books VIII – XV of Augustine’s De Trinitate
The structure of Augustine’s De Trinitate conforms to the rule that “authority takes precedence over reason.” Having expounded upon the scriptural revelation of God, in the latter half of his grand exposition on the Trinity the Church...
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...
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...
FOUR TYPES OF LOVE
There is much confusion today on the subject of love because we are limited to only one English word (love) with a broad range of meanings. For example, if I said, "I love my wife, I love my dog, I love apple pie," obviously I am not talking about love in the same degree or definition...
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...
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...
What is love? Many of us toss around this word as easily as anyone. And we end up trivializing it. The word "love" is so misused and overused in our society that we hardly know what to think when someone says, "I love you." Let us focus on not the earthly kind of love but of a greater love...
God is responsible for everything that happens in the universe – discuss
St. Augustine was walking on the seashore thinking about God’s nature when he noticed a boy doing something strange. After filling his bucket with water, the boy then poured it into a hole in the sand. He did this several times...
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...
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...
Just Us Little Guys
God Loves Me Series – Lesson 8
Sunday School Center
God Loves Everybody!
Teacher Pep Talk: We talk to children a lot today about tolerance, and about treating others equally or fairly. We talk and talk and talk. But many times we don’t give them...
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...
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...
The most wonderful expression of God in the Bible is wonderfully, correctly expressed in three beautiful words. We can find this incredible and wonderful expression in 1 John 4:8, which reads, “God is love”. It does not say that God have love for us or God loves us but He, as a person is love...
again, it would be love. Is there any other word that is sweeter, warmer, and touches people’s soul then love? Everybody wants to be loved and through that love we feel happiness. The word love has many different forms. There is love between a man and a woman, a family love, and love between two good friends...
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...
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...
Love is something that every individual questions at one time or another. Phaedrus, Socrates, and Diotima are among those individuals. They question love, the nature of love, Love’s birth, and its effect on human life. Through the use of speeches, Plato’s Symposium outlines the multiple positions taken...
way that leads us to be in peace not only with God but also with our neighbors. Jesus starts the Sermon on the Mount by teaching that those marginalized or persecuted for the sake of God would be redeemed Matt. (5:1-11). Jesus said that those who follow God are the ones who give taste to the world so,...
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...
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...
Since Augustine has a firm belief that human beings, born sinful, and “glued” to pleasures, are unable to reach true happiness unless they pursue God (or a better understanding of God). Writing Confessions, he tries and hopes to enlighten humanity by providing aids to find God. However...
In “Noah” from the Wakefield Mystery Plays there are multiple expressions of human love and divine love in the relationship between God and Noah. When there is there is a marriage in biblical terms, it usually represents a picture of Christ and the church. In this play, Noah is a type of Christ...
The Greatest Text in the Bible - By Dr. Harry IronsideThe Greatest Text in the
By Dr. Harry Ironside
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"
the form of a long conversion with God. Through this conversion to Catholic Christianity, Augustine encounters many aspects of love. These forms of love help guide him towards an ultimate relationship with God. His restless heart finally finds peace and rest in God at the end of The Confessions. Augustine...
it was approaching me with increasing speed. I would not be disturbed; my pencil flew across the page back and forth capturing my innermost belief, Love.
This tree started out as small as a plant in the making. It began with a kid who was all consumed with just having fun. There was no greater purpose...
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...
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...
The “Divine” Love Triangle
In The End of the Affair, Graham Greene presents to us a complex romantic triangle between Sarah Miles (the kind-hearted adulteress), her suspicious yet ever-loving husband Henry, and Maurice Bendrix, Sarah’s passionate lover. However, as the novel progresses, a new...
just one life. May I not only teach about how love is experienced and expressed through a Christian’s life, but also demonstrate it. Thank you for this opportunity Lord. Amen.
B. A creative opening – We all have people in our lives that we love. Imagine that person in your life you cannot live...