Contributed by Marc Carr on Aug 6, 2006
Floyd Landis, embroiled in a doping scandal since winning this year’s Tour de France, raised a Mennonite in Pennsylvania, leans on his mother for support.
“She’s the one that no matter what happens, to me or to anyone else in life, she will remain unchanged,” he said. “When
Contributed by Patrick Nix on Jul 8, 2010
Agape love: ‘an unconditional commitment to actively pursue & secure the good of another through sacrificial
Contributed by Manuel Amparo on May 10, 2006
A grandfather found his grandson, jumping up and down in his playpen, crying at the top of his voice. When Johnnie saw his grandfather, he reached up his little chubby hands and said, “Out, Gramp, out.”
It was only natural for Grandfather to reach down to lift the little fellow out of his
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Aug 4, 2005
I saw a woman coming out of Loblaws this week with a t-shirt that said “I’LL LOVE YOU WHEN YOU ARE MORE LIKE ME”
That’s often how we do it – once people get redeemed, then we will love them, it is not
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 26, 2004
A college man walked into a photography studio with a framed picture of his girlfriend. He wanted the picture duplicated. This involved removing it from the frame. In doing this, the studio owner noticed the inscription on the back of the photograph:
“My dearest Tom, I love
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 8, 2008
Once upon a time a woman was married to a perfectionist husband. No matter what his wife did for him, it was never enough.
At the beginning of each day, he would make out his list of chores for her to do, and at the end of each day, he would scrutinize it to make sure she had done all
Contributed by Guy Caley on Jan 26, 2003
Clip from final scene of "Shrek"
Fiona: "I was supposed to be beautiful"
Shrek: "But you are beautiful"
Unconditional love. It’s the deepest longing of our hearts, because each of us harbors deep inside the fear that if others really knew us, that they would want nothing to do with us. In
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 18, 2004
A lady says:
I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree. The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with. Her last project of the term was called
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Sep 15, 2008
Love of the Adopted
We capture a picture of our relationship with God in Chrissy's story about her adoptive parents. "My adopted father still, to this day, recalls the overwhelming emotion he had the moment he held me in his arms and saw my tiny, pink face. They gave me the best life any child
Contributed by Ian Biss on Jan 29, 2002
Greg Louganis recorded an unprecedented double/double in Olympic diving when he won gold medals in the men’s 3-meter springboard and platform competition in both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. Few will ever forget how he fought back in 1988. In the springboard event he missed one dive and hit the
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Aug 4, 2005
In Donald Miller’s book “Blue Like Jazz,” he has a chapter called “Love: How to Really Love Other People”
He was at a lecture by Greg Spencer that talked about the metaphors that we use around (amongst other things) relationships. We talk about how we value people, invest in people, how we say
Contributed by Thomas Donelan on May 18, 2010
He loves you with and everlasting, pure, unconditional love but God’s holiness demands sin be paid for. As the old Fram Oil Filter commercial use to say, "You can pay me now, or you can pay me later." We can bow now before Jesus
When the full truth of God's unconditional grace dawned on Rich Mullins, he was forever changed by it...and his music and concerts were also transformed. Here's what he said to a concert audience in 1995: "However badly you think of yourself, God is crazy about you. God is in love with you.
Contributed by David Tack on Mar 27, 2011
While interpreting things of difficulty, such as eschatological issues, the simpler things of this life and God’s commands should be embraced. Preach the gospel saving message to the lost and desolate, love the Lord your God with all your heart, love humanity with unconditional love; and, strive
Illustration from Stories for Preachers:I’ve never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame that heats our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jun 19, 2010
COMMITMENT, RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILY
"The logical beginning point of any family relationship is a covenant commitment, which has unconditional love at its core. Out of the security provided by this covenant, love develops grace. In this atmosphere of grace, family members have the freedom to
Contributed by Charles Jones on Sep 6, 2011
THE LONGING OF THE SOUL
Now I want you to imagine this: The moment that you take your last breath, it will be your first breath in Heaven, and the Lord and His angels will be right there to welcome you.
One of the first faces you will see is Jesus! He will be there with His arms wide open to
I once read a story about a mother whose love went the distance for her child. The mother in this story went to help out during harvest time. She took her child with her. She was following the custom of harvest time in Scotland, where the women would help. She placed her child in reach. But,
LOVED, TO BE LOVE
One of the neatest gifts I've ever received was this little, hand towel. I was given this during my seminary commencement, and have cherished it ever since. The towel has a little saying on it: "Blessed to be a blessing" Isaiah 61:1. Isaiah 61:1-2 says: "The Spirit of the
There are 10 key points about the Love of God in I John 4:7-21:
1. LOVE IS OF GOD (4:7) - not that God is love only. He is not limited or bound by anything.
So, what is love? Study I Corinthians 13...... There are 3 Greek words (agape, phileo, eros). This love is agape, unconditional,