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A Commitment to Love

The story’s told of a wedding where the minister said to the groom, ‘Do you take this woman for better or for worse? For richer or for poorer? In sickness and in health?’ And the groom said, ‘Yes, no, yes,...

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Love: The Winning Strategy (3)

One day Christ’s critics asked Him, ‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’ (v. 36 NIV 2011 Edition). His answer is a timely reminder to both leaders and followers; it includes those who sit in the pews and...

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Love: The Winning Strategy (2)

The love talked about in Scripture isn’t a sentimental emotion that gives you goose bumps. It’s compassion, caring, and concern for the well-being of another. It’s based on commitment, not convenience. It’s an act of your will, not a reflex...

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Love: The Winning Strategy (1)

The Bible says, ‘Love never fails.’ Think about it: money doesn’t bring happiness, fame doesn’t bring self-worth, and revenge doesn’t bring satisfaction. The only thing that never fails is love. When Mother Teresa addressed world leaders at the United Nations,...

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Express Your Love

As C.W. Vanderbergh wrote, ‘To love the whole world for me is no chore. My only real problem is my neighbor next door’. Most businesses would benefit greatly if bosses truly loved their employees, and the workers knew it. Most...

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Dad, Show Them Love!

Canoeing specialist Bill Havens was almost guaranteed to win a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics in Paris. But a few months before the games he learned that his wife would likely give birth to their first child while he...

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Give Each Other Space

To be happy in a relationship, you must give each other space. And you have to be secure to do that. Someone said (and we’ve all heard this!), ‘If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to...

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Don’t Resort to Manipulation

Deep within each of us is a desire to run our own lives, and in some cases other people’s lives too. As a result we become experts at manipulating one another. This desire for control brings about different behaviors. Here...

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Scrap the Entitled Attitude!

The Bible says, ‘…through love serve one another.’ In other words, ‘Get rid of the you-owe-me attitude and develop an IOU mindset.’ Some of us think: 1) A lifetime job with good pay and a guaranteed retirement plan at sixty-five...

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Jesus Loves You Unconditionally

David said, ‘Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight!” (Psalms 32:1 NLT). No matter how hard we worked, we could never pay off our sin debt. And thank God we don’t...