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"Not to abide in Jesus love would mean that we stop believing that we are loved by Jesus. We look at our circumstancesperhaps persecution or disease or abandonmentand we conclude that we are not loved by Jesus anymore. Thats the opposite of abiding in the love of Jesus. So abiding in his love means continuing to believe moment by moment that we are loved. Everything that comes into our lives under Jesus sovereign authority (Matt. 8:8) is part of his love for us. If it is pleasant he says…

"Not to abide in Jesus love would mean that we stop believing that we are loved by Jesus. We look at our circumstancesperhaps persecution or disease or abandonmentand we conclude that we are not loved by Jesus anymore. Thats the opposite of abiding in the love of Jesus. So abiding in his love means continuing to believe moment by moment that we are loved. Everything that comes into our lives under Jesus sovereign authority (Matt. 8:8) is part of his love for us. If it is pleasant he says…

Abiding in Jesus is trusting that He really is loving us at every moment and that everything He revealed about himself and our future is true. ~John Piper

Abiding in Jesus is trusting that He really is loving us at every moment and that everything He revealed about himself and our future is true.

"Now if our survival depends on our abiding and we are only likely to abide in Christ when we feel our need for him  feel hungry for the food only he can provide  then what we really need is a deep keen awareness of our dependence on him for everything. We must plead with the Vine and the Vinedresser (John 15:1) to do whatever it takes to help us cling to the Vine and prove our connection by the fruit we bear (John 15:34).  But when God answers this prayer what should we expect our…

"Now if our survival depends on our abiding and we are only likely to abide in Christ when we feel our need for him feel hungry for the food only he can provide then what we really need is a deep keen awareness of our dependence on him for everything. We must plead with the Vine and the Vinedresser (John 15:1) to do whatever it takes to help us cling to the Vine and prove our connection by the fruit we bear (John 15:34). But when God answers this prayer what should we expect our…

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Loving your enemy doesn't earn you the reward of heaven. Treasuring the reward of heaven empowers you to love your enemy. -John Piper missions to enemies?

"Amazingly God often provides the affections we need in moments when we act before we feel. Ive experienced the reality that Lewis wonderfully describes in the following sentence: 'As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike you will find yourself disliking them more.' Its true that your actions often flow from your affections but it is also true that your…

When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike you will find yourself disliking them more.

A person who’s “accepted” Jesus, made a decision for Jesus, prayed a prayer, and goes on to live in a sinful pattern of life with no fear of hell because they think they’re eternally secure is deluded. - John MacArthur | Reformed Spirit

A person who’s “accepted” Jesus, made a decision for Jesus, prayed a prayer, and goes on to live in a sinful pattern of life with no fear of hell because they think they’re eternally secure is deluded.

How to know if you are married to the right person. Short answer: Look at the name on the marriage certificate. - John Piper / http://desiringGod.org

How to know if you are married to the right person. Short answer: Look at the name on the marriage certificate.

Day 19 of the Bible-reading plan "John: Come and See" from She Reads Truth. ~ The True Vine ~ Today's Text: John 15:1-27, Zephaniah 3:14-17 [...]

Day 19 of the Bible-reading plan "John: Come and See" from She Reads Truth. ~ The True Vine ~ Today's Text: John Zephaniah [.

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