How You Can Find the Balance Between Self-Love & Love for Others
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How You Can Find the Balance Between Self-Love & Love for Others

People seem to be fascinated with the subject of self-love lately. Even in the faith community, we’ve bought into the idea that we can’t love others well until we love ourselves well. After all, Jesus said: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ Matthew 22:39 But I wonder if putting self-love first doesn’t tempt us…

How God Will Help You Do Everything with “Agape” Love
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How God Will Help You Do Everything with “Agape” Love

“Do everything with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14 Paul wrote these words as part of his final instructions in his first letter to the church in Corinth. The Greek word for love in this verse is “agape” . . . love that is: Unconcerned with the self and concerned with the greatest good of another. Agape isn’t born…

5 Important Things to Do When Difficult People Rob Your Sunshine
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5 Important Things to Do When Difficult People Rob Your Sunshine

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not Suzie Sunshine every day. I know, shocking right?! But like you, I have days when I’m… Frustrated. Annoyed. Upset. Tired. Discouraged. _________. And even on a good day, it only takes one or two interactions with difficult people to make my sunny day gloomy. So,…

Why It’s Important for All Churches to Love People Not Burden Them
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Why It’s Important for All Churches to Love People Not Burden Them

It was a clash of two completely different cultures that first presented a huge challenge to the early church. Gentiles (non-Jews) were putting their faith in Christ Jesus in large numbers. And many Jewish Christians were willing to welcome them into the church but only after the Gentiles conformed to their legalistic religious traditions and…