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Love and Cravings

Love doesn’t crave what it doesn’t have because… It treasures (joy/contentment) what is has in Christ There is not a more contradictory sin for a Christian than jealousy.  Let’s define Christian.  Christ-follower.  Sinner whose trust and hope for salvation centers on a person, Jesus, and a belief that He died for me, in my place,…

Counter-Cultural Kindness

Counter-Cultural/Gospel-Reflecting Kindness Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18-19 Unexpected and unnecessary God’s kindness to us in Christ is the most unnecessary kindness ever.  God had no obligation at all.  Yet He did it.  People expect retaliation.  When agape patience restrains our anger,…

Hyper-Niked

37No, in all these things (circumstances) we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Sports fans here will resonate with the Greek word here for conquerors, literally hyper-nike.  The shoe company Nike picked this root Greek word.  It means, victor or victory.   Here is added a prefix, hyper or super.  We are not…