It is one thing to have a mental understanding of God’s love, but it is vastly better to feel and experience His love. From OpentheBible.org………..
This article wants us to realize how gentle and kind God is with us, His adopted children, and how this understanding of the Lord God can bring about so many benefits in our lives. From Crosswalk.com………
It is so much harder to live the Christian life if we are not fully convinced that God loves us individually….and not just because of how we perform daily. From StandtoReason.org…………………..
This article focuses on how the cross is the ultimate picture of the holiness and justice of God, while at the same time it is also the supreme symbol of God’s love and mercy. From Christian Crier……………..
Hosea is one of the more important prophetic books, with a very clear message of the faithful love of God. From Crosswalk.com……….
The Trinity has been expressing love for all eternity. The marvelous thing is that every believer has been invited to partake in the eternal and perfect love of the Trinity! From Place for Truth…………..
Another in a series of articles on the attributes of God. This time — God’s faithfulness and His covenant love. From Place for Truth…………….
The Book of Hosea is one of the most interesting and illuminating books in the Old Testament. It shows how much sin hurts God, and the lengths He will go to redeem His sinful people. From Unlocking the Bible……………..
A very nice article from Pastor Scotty Smith, reminding us that we are all equal in value to God, but He knows and loves each of us individually! From Desiring God…………….
Love Has a Name: Learning to Love the Different, the Difficult, & Everyone Else by Adam Weber (Waterbrook; 2020)
LOVE HAS A NAME is a new book by pastor and author Adam Weber on the Christian call to love others. Jesus taught that His followers would not be known by their faith or hope for the future. Christians are to be known by their love. And in the world we are in now, people need to be reminded and exhorted to love with Christ’s love.
Weber does not do a word study on the topic of love; neither does he provide a formulaic “six steps to love people” approach. Instead, the author focuses on real people in his life (with names changed for their privacy) who have either demonstrated love toward him or who Weber is working to show love to. Throughout the book, the author strives to encourage Christians not to just love people in our immediate circles but to actively look for people to love who might not be easy to love. He always uses his personal examples of love for and from various characters to tie back to New Testament accounts of Jesus and how He exemplified the type of love being discussed in each short chapter.
Another part of loving people is to know how to receive love from others because often we can miss little things that people do for us that actually demonstrate the way that Jesus loves. And suppose we neglect these little moments in life. In that case, we deny ourselves the opportunity to show love and make real heart connections. One trick Weber wants to pass along to his readers is that they need to learn people’s names they interact with because this creates an immediate positive impact on another person’s heart and soul when we make an effort to ask for a person’s name. Because this is the way that Jesus loves.
Weber writes in an enjoyably breezy and conversational tone that makes the reader feel at once comfortable and curious to find out how to experience at least a bit of the obvious joy for life and Jesus that he exudes in his words and stories about himself.
This book is a quick and enjoyable read that is readily accessible for all sorts of Christian readers. I am an extreme introvert, and some of these ways of loving people are downright terrifying. Still, the joyous enthusiasm of the author leads even a person like me to start to hope for moving out of my comfort zone for the benefit of others — and by the effort made, to touch my heart and foster a yearning in my spirit to be more like Jesus, the Great Lover. Highly recommended!