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What Does God Look Like

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God” (I John 4:7).

 

John tells us that love is from God and those who love know God. We are to love one another. What does godly love look like? We are going to go to I Corinthians 13:4-8a and look at the characteristics of love.


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Depression’s Darkness

“After this, opened Job his mouth” (Job 3:1).

 

America was five years into the Depression with its 25% unemployment rate when the owner of a car rental agency lost all assets when his bank failed with no federal bank insurance. A fire broke out in a showroom and reached the attic where the custodian – night watchman lived and died, a friend of the owner.


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Discovering God’s Will For Your Daily Life

“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect” (Rom 12:1-2 NASU).

When Jesus prayed “thy will be done” He gives us a commentary on these verses. He discovered that there was no other way than the cross to fulfill God’s divine plan to redeem us. Paul prayed three times hoping that God would remove his malady, his “thorn in the flesh,” and discovered God had a plan for that being a part of his life as he served God. (see Matt. 26:39-42; 2 Cor. 12:7-10).


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