Love

Empowered Witnesses

Jerusalem, ad 33. The fledgling church had been given a mission, a call that would challenge social norms, upend religious traditions, and identify her members as a group of radicals. It was a call they ran from. Yes, the disciples had seen Jesus resurrected. They had heard Him speak and watched Him ascend. But that […]

National Forgiveness Day

The Positive People Partners Center Of Unconditional Love will celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Forgiveness & Happiness Day on Monday, October 7, with a noon program at the Iowa Field Of Dreams location. PPP-COUL founder Robert “Mr. Happy” Moyers will offer a “Sermon on the Mound” and share the following 21 Wonderful Words Of […]

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Learning to Love the Church

I used to think Christianity was a religion full of rules and regulations, all designed to determine if you were a Good Christian or a Bad Christian. But all of that is wrong; none of it is in the Bible. All of that “do good, get good” stuff is mere religiosity, cannibalized Christianity. The truth […]

Loving Like the Master

In Matthew 28:19 Jesus told us to go and make disciples. His words resonate with us. We understand that this is a command, but we might wonder how we can do this when so many are indifferent to our message — some even hating us. Jesus taught us to give without tallying our gifts (6:3), […]

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Transcendence

We cannot truly belong to Christ if we try to earn our salvation.

Why Worship?

Biblical reasons to celebrate our good God.

Who Aren’t You Loving, Christian?

When I think of Jesus’ parable of the “good Samaritan”, an image of Larry the Cucumber wearing a boot as a hat comes to mind. But, the parable is much more meaningful than a bunch of vegetable characters throwing shoes and pots back and forth until one decides to be kind to the other. Jesus’ […]

Our Job Description

Throughout his epistles Paul gives us glimpses of the nature of his calling — his job description. He opens most of his letters by identifying himself as an apostle or servant of Jesus Christ, but these are primarily job titles rather than job descriptions. Similarly, in his letter to Philemon, Paul introduces himself as the […]

Standing for Moral Marriage

Is there any difference between love, desire, and lust? If we’re listening to today’s conversations, not much! Tolerance and equality, it seems, can also be tainted to mean accepting what isn’t moral or good. Allow me to explain. A friend — we’ll call him George — dearly loved three young women. This reciprocal relationship quickly […]

The Great Commission

The three stages of Transforming Vision into Reality (TVR) are Jesus as our Savior (justification), Jesus as our Lord (sanctification), and the Great Commission (loving obedience). The Holy Spirit transforms our vision into reality as we focus on Jesus (Stages 1 and 2) and follow His plan (Stage 3). We’ve discussed the first two stages […]