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Labels or the Love of God?

Last week I saw a sign at a local high school that really got me thinking. It said something like, “Labels are for bottles, not people.” In our society, we tend to label people constantly. We want to classify them as this or that, and then treat them accordingly. When that happens, we no longer …

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Love Beyond Comprehension

Do you know how much God loves you? You may know THAT He loves you. You know He loved you enough to allow His only Son to suffer and die for you (John 3:16). But do you understand at a HEART LEVEL the scope of God’s affection for you? I think this is something our …

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Light of the World

[Jesus] said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12, NIV) Winter is a dark time of year—at least in the Northern Hemisphere. The hours of sunlight are fewer, and the nights are longer. No wonder people used to …

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Deeper Knowledge, Truer Love

For some people, the month of February can be a real drag. Valentine’s Day, with its emphasis on romantic love, can be a painful reminder that love is often elusive to some who long for it the most. Those who have said goodbye to loved ones especially feel their loss. Those caught in an abusive …

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