“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.” -2 Corinthians 5:14-15
“A great help during temptation is to remember that to sin is more than just breaking a rule; it is to grieve the Person Who loves us beyond measure.” – Paul Washer
“For the Lord will not cast off for ever.” -Lamentations 3:31
He may cast away for a season but not forever. A woman may leave off her ornaments for a few days, but she will not forget them or throw them upon the dunghill. It is not like the Lord to cast off those whom He loves, for “having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” Some talk of our being in grace and out of it, as if we were like rabbits that run in and out of their burrows; but, indeed, it is not so. The Lord’s love is a far more serious and abiding matter than this.
He chose us from eternity, and He will love us throughout eternity. He loved us so as to die for us, and we may therefore be sure that His love will never die. His honor is so wrapped up in the salvation of the believer that He can no more cast him of than He can cast off His own robes of office as King of glory. No, no! The Lord Jesus, as a Head, never casts off His members; as a Husband, He never casts off His bride. Did you think you were cast off? Why did you think so evil of the Lord who has betrothed you to Himself? Cast off such thoughts, and never let them lodge in your soul again. “The Lord hath not cast away his people which he foreknew” (Romans 11:2). “He hateth putting away” (Malachi 2:16).
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” -Romans 8:28
Life gets tough. When you are waiting and thinking about the unknown or what could be, you can become anxious and worried. Don’t think upon the unknown. Concentrate on what you DO know: God is love. God is good. He is working all things together for your good. Focus on what you do know and you will have peace.
–excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon: “The Love of God“
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Shall Not Perish | John 3:16-18 | Anthony Vance
“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.” -John 3:16
We were fit for destruction, deserving of destruction, headed for destruction–and the only thing that stood between us and destruction was the love of God. -excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16
What motivated the coming of God? The love of God. –excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Sunday Evening Sermon
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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Have You Received Your Translation? | Colossians 1:1-14 | Chuck Pietrowski, missionary to England
Sunday Evening Sermon: The Purpose of Heaven | John 3:16-17 | Anthony Vance [Unfortunately, this sermon did not record]
“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God.” -Luke 11:42
The Pharisees tithed even down to the spices, but they didn’t practice justice and the love of God. They liked the outward show, but the heart is where it counts.
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Morning Sermon Audio: Cleaning the Outside (Luke 11:37-44) | Pastor Steve Wainright
“For the love of Christ controls us…” -2 Corinthians 5:14
Snippets from Sunday Morning’s Sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:11-15
3 Things that Motivated Paul to Continue Serving
1)The fear of the Lord. (vs. 11) He knew he would face God one day for his rewards (vs. 10).
2) Approval. (vs. 12-13) He was committed and sold-out. He had given his whole heart.
3)Because of God’s mercy and love working in His life. (vs. 14-15) When the love of Christ grips you, you live your life differently.
We no longer live for ourselves because God’s love constrains us…because He died for us and lives for us. Live your life to the glory of God!
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