This is my Christmas offering to the Greatest Gift Ever Given. Click on the pause button in the video if you don’t wish to hear it.
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, without limits, and unconditional. His Love never changes. He doesn’t get angry when we sin unintentionally. In fact, He gave (provided) Himself, in the manifestation of His only begotten Son, as the necessary sacrifice to cleanse us of 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 mankind 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 all of 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 all of mankind 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 may 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.
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
Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. (Romans 13:7 NKJV)
Here in the United States of America, April 15 is called by many "Tax Day", the date by which all citizens are required to submit their Federal and State tax returns and to pay those taxes which they have not yet rendered. Do you ever stop to think what it is that you should be rendering to our Loving God at any given time?
Unlike paying taxes, what God requires of us are things which positively add to our characters, and don't remove funds from our budgets. When we "render unto Him" the Praise, Glory, and Love that He desires, we actually prosper and have more joyful days than we would have had otherwise. If we submit to our Loving Father-God what He requires of us, we become more like Him.
Do you know what it is that God would have you to "render unto Him" today? If you read His Word, the Bible and pray to him, doing both with a willing heart and an open mind, His Loving Spirit will reveal to you what it is that He would have you to "render unto Him". Once you have given Him those things, you'll know more about His Great Love for you and the many Blessings He bestows on us all every day.
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 8 (KJV)
THE GLORY OF THE LORD IN CREATION1 (To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.) O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
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