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Let’s Start Here – a framework for the study of God’s love


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Learning is often unpredictable and can lead in unexpected directions.  I guess that is the nature of learning.  I propose this outline as a guide to get started.

  • God Loves
    • This is familiar to a student of the bible.  We see examples of God’s love throughout His word.
  • God Is Love
    • This is very different and important in understanding what love is.  For me, this is a more challenging concept to get my mind around.
  • Abiding in His Love
    • The essence of what He wants of and for us
      • Love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength
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Learning God’s Love. Where should I start?


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So , where do I start?  As I mentioned in the last post, the essence of knowing about God, what He expects of us and so much more, is LOVE.  We need to understand love.  There is no shortage of sources willing to tell us about love.  In fact, the multitude of voices from books, organizations, movies, culture, popular media and endless other places speaking about love is noisy, confusing and full of contradictions.  The word “love” is used to mean almost anything.  To rephrase an old proverb, that which means too much, comes to mean nothing at all.  I would not presume to speak for Satan, but could this be his work?  From the scriptures mentioned in my last post, an understanding of love is needed to know God and to be His disciple.  If the meaning of love is lost in confusion, it is a victory for Satan.  Is it any wonder that so many people have given up in frustration or resolved to carry on with what seems good, until something else that seems better comes along?

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Love is the key! But, what does that mean?


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The point of being a Christian is to be a follower of Christ, to surrender to Him on His terms.  That is, after all, what the word Christian means.  We live in a time when that name has lost much of its meaning.  It seem that anyone can call themselves, their homes or their country Christian with only a vague connection with God or belief in Jesus.  For someone serious about being a Christian, it is important to learn who Jesus is and what He is about.  That search leads us to the bible, the Word of God.

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