Contributed by David Ward on Jan 23, 2006
Frederick Buechner in "The Magnificent Defeat":
ß “The love for equals is a human thing—of friend for friend, brother for brother. It is to love what is loving and lovely. The world smiles.
ß The love for the less fortunate is a beautiful thing—the love for those who suffer, for those who are
Contributed by Greg Burcham on Feb 12, 2017
“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.” 1John 3:1
With everything that has been going on in the news and the world lately, it is safe to say that most of us don’t
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE
James Moore tells about a man named George. George was a peacemaker with a big heart and wonderful sense of humor. Everyone loved George at church, and he was respected at the hospital where he worked. The reason why so many people loved George was because he was always
CONNECTED TO GOD'S LOVE
A water pipe was designed to carry water. I have learned that when you hook the pipe to the water, and turn on the water, the water flows through the pipe and out of the other end.
Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2009
GOD'S LOVE IS WITH YOU
God’s promise is not that we will not suffer or have grief, pain and trouble; his promise is more amazing than that. It is that he will be with us in all of those moments, he will never leave us and forsake us. God loves us too much to leave us to face these moments alone.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
GOD'S LOVE AND THE WEATHER VANE
One day, C.H. Spurgeon was walking through the English countryside with a friend. As they strolled along, the evangelist noticed a barn with a weather vane on its roof. At the top of the vane were these words: GOD IS LOVE. Spurgeon remarked to his companion that
GOD'S LOVE IS EVERYTHING
The Pope tells us that "For the Church, instructed by the Gospel, charity is everything because, as Saint John teaches (cf. 1 Jn 4:8, 16) and as I recalled in my first Encyclical Letter, 'God is love'...: everything has its origin in God’s love, everything is shaped by
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 8, 2011
GREEK WORDS FOR GOD'S LOVE
The Hebrew words for love are more meaningful than the Greek ones, especially two of them.
aheb, "...The intensity of the meaning ranges from God's infinite affection for his people to the carnal appetites of a lazy glutton..." (Theological Wordbook of the Old
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Nov 15, 2006
Illus.: “God’s Loving Son”
A certain rich man died and left no heirs. When his household goods were auctioned off, an elderly lady dressed in shabby garments was the only one to bid on the picture of the dead man’s son. It had been greatly cherished by the wealthy father because his only
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Sep 9, 2007
“How They Knew God’s Love”
We tried to visit the lepers at least once a month, when they gathered out on the grass, and we went over what they had learned and sought to make clear the way of salvation by the use of Gospel posters.
Sometimes we asked them questions, to see if they really
Contributed by David Tack on Feb 25, 2012
ABOUT GOD'S LOVE
Some Things about God’s Love:
- Love is not just a virtue of God. It is God Himself.
- Love is not something God begins.
- God does not “extend His energy to maintain” love.
- The love of God is as eternal as the nature of God.
- The love of God is
Contributed by Clark Tanner on May 15, 2009
WHOM GOD LOVES, HE CHASTENS
George MacDonald was a 19th century orator and story-writer who C.S. Lewis once called his master as relates to story-telling and relating truth through fantasy.
One of MacDonald’s short stories was titled, "The Gifts of the Child Christ." The main character of
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Oct 14, 2009
OBJECT LESSON: PLANTED IN GOD'S LOVE
Seeds (enough for all listeners)
Large pot with potting soil
Set up the table with the seeds and pot arranged on it where listeners can get to them during the invitation, perhaps in the front of your worship area. Then introduce the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 30, 2010
C.S. LEWIS ON GOD'S LOVE
C. S. Lewis described God’s love like this: "God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creations in order that He may love and perfect them. He creates the universe, already foreseeing—or should we say ‘seeing’?—the buzzing cloud of flies about the
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 15, 2002
Donna Stacy shows God's love to people.
She can talk to anyone. Donna goes into a grocery store and if there are babies present you might as well get a book and read a little because it’s going to take her a while to get beyond the bread rack.
But it’s more than just babies. Donna sees
God’s love is like a bridge that makes reconciliation possible. If you take away the bridge, the separation remains. George Herbert said, “He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass.” (T. T. Crabtree. Ed. The Zondervan 2001 Pastor’s Annual. Howard S. Kalb. “Forgiveness.”
Contributed by David Butcher on Dec 8, 2006
God loves the unlovely... (Perhaps the only human comparison is the continued love of child/parent in the face of cruelty etc. - Fred West’s daughter. Fred West, together with his wife Rose, was a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 26, 2007
Mercy is the fulfillment of God’s love and God’s justice
Illustration: mother once approached Napoleon seeking a pardon for her son. The emperor replied that the young man had committed a certain offense twice and justice demanded death. “But I don’t ask for justice,” the mother explained. “I
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"God's love for me is inexhaustible, and His love for me is the basis of my love for others. We have to love where we cannot respect and where we must not respect, and