Month: April 2009

Uncommonly Common

There are four kinds of love found in the Bible: Eros, Storge, Phileo and Agape (see previous posts on this subject). Eros could be described as “common attraction”; Storge as “common goal”; Phileo as “common family” and Agape as “uncommon love”. This last and highest expression of love (Agape) is based on the character of …

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No Doubt About It

“Hope” has become a word that conveys more of the idea of wishful thinking than anything else. When someone says “I hope so”, they typically mean they are not sure of an outcome but it is what they would like to happen. But that is not what the Bible has in mind when it utilizes …

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Gotta Have It

There may not be a more misused word in the English vocabulary than the word “faith”. Granted the definition for the word in terms of a worldly point of view places the focus on something other than God as being the object of faith. For example, we may talk about having faith in our brakes …

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Anticipation

This world will never satisfy…never completely gratify. This truth for me is the evidence that convinces…heaven awaits. Earth suggests something wonderful…something exquisite…something that nothing on this planet can completely fulfill within the deepest parts of our beings…not riches…not fame…not stuff. And it is as it should be. For we were not made for this world …

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