The love of Christ

The Shulamite woman, speaking of her husband, declared in Song of Songs 2:4 “He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.” This is nothing less than a picture of the love of Jesus Christ for His bride, the church. The apostle...

Dealing with doubtful things

In Romans 14, we are given much needed guidance on how to deal with others in the body who have different convictions on non-salvation issues. The subjects dealt with specifically were the keeping of the sabbath and the eating of meats. They may not be big deals for...

Faith works by love

The title today is found in Galatians 5.6. The Greek word for works here is a word that means to operate or to put on display. It also could be translated energy. In other words, it is love that energizes, or puts faith on display. Faith and love are “twin...

The Greatest Commandment Is Love

God’s word not only tells us what to believe, but how to live out our faith practically. Jesus tells us that the entire law of God can be summed up in two commandments: loving God supremely and loving one another practically (Matthew 22:36-40). Paul echoes that very...