The Gospel in a Word

we-are-framed-1475420If you had to explain the Gospel in just one word, it could be the word “relationship.”

When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, His response spoke about relationship, with God, with self, and with others. 

‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all of Law and the Prophets. Matthew 22:37-40 (NKJV)

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The Bride Makes Herself Ready

Olivia and DustinThis past July 31, 2015, we had a wedding in our family. You know, there is nothing quite like the anticipation of a wedding. A certain sense of expectation and excitement fills the air from the moment the couple becomes engaged right up to the event itself. For some reason, that awareness and the accompanying excitement are never far from your thinking.

It begins with the big items like selecting the venue. Will it be large enough to hold all the family and friends who will be on the invitation list? This is a time to consider strongly the requirements of marriage and the things God has to say about marriage.

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Put Your Stake in the Ground

tent negativeEnlarge the place of your tent...lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes! That was a statement Graham Cooke made this past week as several of us sat around the conference table with him. I asked him to enlarge on that thought. This is what he said.

“Aglow has a history with God that is unusual. Aglow is in 170 nations and has earned a level of trust with God.  You have earned the right to be here.  You have planted things out of nothing. Aglow is a stand-alone group and you have done it the hard way. You know how to pray. You know how to battle. You have been around 48 years and you are still here.”

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