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).
Billy Graham spoke of God’s Love like this:
As I read the Bible, I find love to be the supreme and dominant attribute of God. The promises of God’s love and forgiveness are as real, as sure, as positive, as human words can make them. But the total beauty of the ocean cannot be understood until it is seen, and it is the same with God’s love. Until you actually experience it, until you actually possess it, no one can describe its wonders to you.
Never question God’s great love, for it is as unchangeable a part of God as His holiness. Were it not for the love of God, none of us would ever have a chance in the future life. But God is love! And His love for us is everlasting. – Jeremiah 31:3
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.
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Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Ps. 119:18
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures. Luke 24:45
The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name…. shall teach you all things. John 14:26
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights. James 1:17
The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory… give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power. Eph. 1:17-19
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, and they were 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.
I heard the audio below more than a year after writing this section about Bible versions and this Pastor’s thoughts are the same as mine are concerning the many different Bible versions.
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 whenever He chooses 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 is able to speak to your heart. And as stated in the prior section, “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!!!
This book will keep you from sin… Sin will keep you from this book.
For anyone interested, here is The King James Bible BBC Documentary Video about the origin of the King James Bible.
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 from NorthCountryChapel.com
from Pastor Bob
Hear David Guzik teach about Nebuchadnezzer’s Dream
“Some christians have a feast after every Sunday service featuring barbecued pastor.”
~ J. Vernon McGee
1 Corinthians 1:17 (KJV) For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
It seems to me that the modern church has strayed from this simple pretext mentioned in this scripture. In my opinion too many churches now days, concentrate not so much on spreading the gospel as they do on “growing their congregations”, both in numbers of people and in financial concerns. Today a successful church is gauged by how many people sit in their pews and how much money that church can generate rather than in how God is worshipped and glorified by His Body, the church.
Today, ministers are coughed out of seminaries by the thousands every year. Many of these are taught, by men and not by the Spirit, not so much in spiritual things as they are in the physical “requirements” of a modern church so that they might be capable of building huge mega-churches.
Paul, called by many, the greatest preacher ever; states in this letter to the church at Corinth that his purpose from God was not to baptize, or to teach with wisdom of words but to magnify what Jesus did for all of mankind on the cross at Calvary. That message that Paul preached has not changed. It is the same today as it was then. God – the Son, left His throne in heaven and came to earth as a man and lived a perfectly sinless life. He loved every one and He hated sin.
Then He carried the sins of all mankind to a cross on Calvary and died there, fulfilling the required punishment for all sin. Three days later His human body was resurrected from death and He was later transported back to His throne at the right hand of God – the Father. He remains there still, continuing to intervene in prayer for everybody – everyday. And someday, He will return to earth again, still a man, and still God, to rule over all things forever, this time from a throne on earth.
He still loves everyone, and still hates sin. Do you know Him yet? He’s waiting…
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 25 (KJV)
A PLEA FOR FORGIVENESS AND DELIVERANCE
1 (A Psalm of David.) Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD.
8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
11 For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.
19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.
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