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The Love of God is Awesome!!! His Love is much greater than you or I will ever be able to fully comprehend during our physical existence on this planet. Once we begin to understand the reality and the depth of the Love of God, we will never cease to be amazed at how much greater His Love actually is than we think we understand it to be at any given time. His Love is infinite, supernatural, never-ending, and unconditional. His Love never changes. He doesn’t get angry when we sin, He gave (provided) Himself, the necessary sacrifice to cover all our sins (Genesis 22:8)  and He doesn’t remember any of them (Jeremiah 31:34).

The purpose of this website is to assist people like you, myself and all others who need to know about God’s Great Love for us by providing resources which can help us to grow in knowing the never ending, Great Love that the Creator of all things has for us and for all of mankind and His creation. His Love is much deeper than any human is capable of even imagining, and it is totally unconditional. Because of His Great Love for us all (Romans 8:38-39), more than 2,000 years ago God took extraordinary measures to provide what was needed in order for us to be able to be with Him forever. Think about it, Jesus, the SON of GOD came to EARTH as a MAN and was crucified as a CRIMINAL although He was perfectly innocent. He did that FOR YOU!!!

In short, God loves us all so much that He came to earth to live as a sinless human (Hebrews 4:15) just so He could die and shed His Precious blood, thereby paying the  death penalty for us all that we ourselves earn because of our sins (John 1:29). He did that just to make it possible for us to have the opportunity to come to experience the Joy of knowing Him and to live in His Presence always and forever. Three days after He was maliciously murdered and buried He was raised back to life (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) and was later transported back to heaven as a divine human man where He to this day remains as our Great High Priest (Hebrews 8:1) and intervenes for us daily (Romans 8:34, 1 John 2:1). One day in the future He will return to this planet to rule over it as King of Kings (Revelation 14:14, 19:16)

No matter what we have ever thought or done, or will think or do, He is always waiting for us to look to Him and accept His sacrifice of Love for us all. There’s a good chance that our Loving Creator has led you to this web site without you even realizing He did so. Look to Him now to fill the emptiness you feel with more Real Love than you know is possible.

I pray that you will find the resources in these pages and those linked to from other websites helpful to you as you strive to learn more about God’s Great Love for you and for all the others He is drawing to Himself via this website.

The Love of God is Awesome!!!
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I highly recommend the King James version Bible as it is the most accurate english language word for word translation available that was derived from the original Greek text. If you find that version difficult to read, here is a guide that should be helpful to you, or you can try the New King James version which is the second most reliable translation, and is easier to read. I discourage using most other translations as the majority of them are thought for thought translations not made from the original Greek text.  Although they may be easier to read and understand, most are not reliable translations, based on another Greek text written later than the original. Some of them change the meaning of the thought from the original text entirely or even omit parts of the text.

For examples of how certain versions of the Bible have been altered to exclude information see The ESV Challenge and The NIV Challenge.

If you are comfortable and satisfied reading the version of  God’s Word that you have been reading, keep reading it. The important thing is that, no matter the version you have or that you choose, read it. Just be aware that the “modern versions” have been altered from the original text received from God. That being said, God will speak to your heart as you read His Word, and the Being with intelligence enough to design and create you, the universe, and all that is in it is intelligent enough to communicate His message to you no matter how man has corrupted the translation you may be using. As long as you read the Bible, He will speak to your heart. And as stated in the image above this text, “Read it again!!!”.  God may reveal a truth to you that you didn’t notice before. A truth that He knew your mind was not ready to receive when you read a certain passage at an earlier time. The most important thing is…

READ YOUR BIBLE!!!

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For anyone interested, here is  The King James Bible BBC Documentary Video about the origin of the King James Bible.

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The Sh’ma, from Deuteronomy 6:4-9

4  Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!

5  “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

6  “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.

7  “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

8  “You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

9  “You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

This week’s Verse by Verse Bible teaching by Pastor Bob
from NorthCountryChapel.com

(Updated every Sunday Evening except for when I am out of town)

Click here to listen to more Verse by Verse Bible teaching by Pastor Bob

 

Just a Thought…
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10 The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11 Who knows the power of Your anger? For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath. 12 So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:10-12 NKJV)

This selection reminds us of our mortality and gives us an estimation of how long we might expect to live if our health doesn’t fail. This Psalm tells us that 70 or 80 years is the normal life expectancy for us all. I am now (in 2010) 57 which means that I may be blessed with another 13 or perhaps 23 years. That doesn’t seem like a really short amount of time as represented in terms of years. What if we look at that amount of time a little differently? How about looking at it in terms of numbers of weekends left instead of numbers of years left. This way of counting is closer to us learning to “number our days”. We all know how quickly weekends seem to pass by. Using a rounded off number of 50 weekends per year just to make the math more simple, that would translate to 650 weekends or perhaps 1150 weekends. Though the numbers of weekends are larger, the perception of weekends instead of years seems to be more finely defined, at least to me. To think I have only 650 weekends left as oppposed to 13 years hits me a little harder. How about you? How many weekends do you have left according to this estimation given in God’s Word?

How will we spend this time we still have left? Let us follow the advice David prays for at the end of this selection of scripture and let us also ask God to “…teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”, in order that we may make the best use of the time we have left. You may ask, What is a “heart of wisdom?”. In yet another Psalm, David defines it thus:
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.” (Psalm 111:10 KJV)
Let us take advantage of the time we have left to gain wisdom of our Loving God, and to praise His Name forever.

The Love of God is Awesome!!!

 

Love, the summation of God’s laws –  “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. (Deut. 11:13) This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Lev. 19:18)  On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”  Matthew 22:37-40 NKJV

The message of God’s law is: be loving. Love God fully. Love others sacrificially. – Bob Hoekstra

 

Psalm 1 (KJV)

THE WAY OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE END OF THE UNGODLY

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

 

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