God’s love is always first; and we love God only because He loved us first, and shed that love abroad in our hearts.
Buzzwords have a funny way of painting their subject in the best possible light.
a few examples. “Progressive”—who doesn’t want to make progress?
“Attractional”—who doesn’t want to attract unbelievers into the church?
“Seeker-sensitive”—why wouldn’t we want to be sensitive to those whom God may
be drawing to himself?
slaves of the Word and stewards of language, we must always critically evaluate
the jargon of our evangelical subculture. This is especially true of one more popular
term: gospel-centered. Like so much of our
Christian lingo, gospel-centrality is a virtually self-justifying concept.
we must be gospel-centered. After all, Jesus
himself indicated that all of Scripture is about his redemptive work (Lk. 24:44-46).
Paul regarded the gospel as being of “first importance” (1 Cor. 15:3). And it’s
this very good news that, unlike God’s law, can actually save our souls (Rom. 1:16).
of these sentiments are wrong; the…
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Our sin made us debtors to God, not to Satan. Therefore, the ransom was paid to God the Father. At the Cross, Satan received nothing but the destruction of his power and the guarantee that his kingdom will be eliminated completely.
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Oh where else would we go, but with the Lord of Hosts.
Check out this excellent video from Wretched Radio
"Love for God is a matter of the heart's esteem for God before it produces anything else." But how can we do this? How can we love God as we ought?