I Love Jesus Christ
- It happened during the school year 1968–69 at Fuller Seminary on the third floor of the classroom building, just after a lesson on systematic theology. It was one of the most unforgettable events of my seminary days. A number of us had gathered around Jaymes Morgan, a young theology professor who was delivering a speech on the role of Christians in promoting social justice. What I said is a blur in my memory, but he looked me straight in the eyes and said, ″John, I believe in Jesus Christ.″ It seemed like a thunderclap sounded in my chest. ″I love Jesus Christ,″ a powerful, intellectual, mature, and socially involved man had just said out in front of a group of about a half-dozen other males. He was not delivering a sermon. He was not making any statements about any particular topic. He was not singing in the choir at the time. He was not attempting to obtain employment. He was not being recorded at the time. He was telling me that he was a Christian and that he adored Jesus. The reverberation of the thunderclap can still be heard in my heart. All of this happened forty years ago! The days I spent at seminary were filled with a slew of events that I have no recollection of. That afternoon, on the other hand, will be indelible. His only words were, ″John, I adore Jesus Christ.″ That was it. In the following year, Jaymes Morgan passed away from stomach cancer, leaving behind a wife and four young children. His most important contribution to my life was a single comment made on a sunny afternoon in Pasadena. ″Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.″ For God’s children, it is natural and important to have a deep affection for Jesus. It’s natural since it’s a part of our nature as God’s children, which means it’s normal. Because I am sprung from God, if God were your Father, you would adore me (John 8:42). All of God’s children are born with a natural desire to adore him and his Son. It is also vital to love Jesus because, according to Paul, if you do not love Jesus, you will be cursed: ″If anybody does not have love for the Lord, let him be accursed″ (If anyone does not have love for the Lord, let him be cursed) (1 Corinthians 16:22). Being a recipient of God’s grace is characterized by a deep affection for Jesus that is not elective. The blessings of God be upon everyone who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an uncorruptible affection″ (Ephesians 6:24). Anyone who places their love for their father or mother above Jesus’ love for them is not his disciple: ″Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me″ (Matthew 10:37). It is not the same as loving Jesus if you are not also obeying all of Jesus’ instructions. ″If you love me, you will obey my commands,″ Jesus answered in response (John 14:15). Thus, adherence to the commandments is the outcome of loving Jesus, not the same as loving Jesus. In other words, loving Jesus is not the same as loving the commandments. Love is something that exists on the inside and is unseen to the outside world. It is the root of love that bears the apparent fruit of caring for other people. ″I love Jesus Christ,″ I declare, as I join Jaymes Morgan in declaring at the start of 2009. And, when I say it, I want to be clear about what I mean by what I mean: In comparison to any other human or angelic being, I admire Jesus Christ more
- I enjoy his ways and his words more than I enjoy the ways and words of anyone else
- I want his approval more than I want the approval of anyone else
- I want to be with him more than I want to be with anyone else
- I am more grateful to him for what he has done for me than I am grateful to anyone else
- I trust his words more completely than I trust what anyone else says
- I am more glad in his exaltation than I
Would you join me in praying that in 2009 we would love Jesus Christ more more than we have in the past?In addition, may our Lord Jesus provide us the ability to hurl a thunderclap calmly and naturally into the hearts of people with the simple words, ″I love Jesus Christ,″ from time to time.″Even though you haven’t met him, you are in love with him.Despite the fact that you have not yet seen him, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible pleasure that is overflowing with splendor″ (1 Peter 1:8).I’m in love with him because you’re with him.
- Pastor John is a charismatic leader who is well-liked and well-liked by his congregation.
Why do we love Jesus?
″Love is a gift from God″ (1 John 4:7).Why do we fall in love with anyone?Love is a difficult concept to grasp.Essentially, we fall in love with someone because of who he is.In addition, there are different levels of love.
- For example, we adore our unborn kid both because he is a tiny human being and because he is our own biological child.
- After the kid is born, our love for him grows stronger, and we accept him for who he is.
- What is it about Jesus that makes him the most beloved person in human history?
- What was it about Him that made people fall in love with Him when He was on earth?
- What is it about Him that millions of people still adore two thousand years later?
- What is it about Jesus that we adore?
- And how great is our affection for one another?
- Some people have a strong devotion to Jesus, but others have a more mediocre relationship with him.
- To have a deep attachment to someone, you must first get to know him.
In 1958, the classic love ballad ″To know him is to love him″ became popular.For example, one line read: ″To know, know, know him is to love, love, love him, and I do, and I do, and I do.″ Another line read: ″I’m not sure what I’m going to do.″ Certainly, more than any other individual who has ever lived, Jesus qualifies for this distinction.Someone who knows Him and loves Him is a rare breed.It’s tough not to be drawn to Jesus.As we learn more about Jesus via the Scriptures, our affection for Him grows stronger.We come to understand who He is: what He is like, what He taught, and what He has done for us.
- We also study about His life.
- The following is another phrase from the song: ″Just to see that grin, it makes my life worth living.″ As part of my preparation for this lecture, I looked into what the Bible says about people’s love for Jesus, as well as spoke with some other Christians about why they love Jesus.
- There are so many reasons to love Jesus that just a few of them can be covered in this lecture.
- Physical attraction was not the basis of Jesus’ love for us.
″He had neither shape or grandeur that we should see him, and no beauty that we might want him,″ declared the prophet Isaiah of the coming Messiah (Isaiah 53:2 ESV).Isaiah, on the other hand, wrote: ″Your eyes shall behold the King in His splendor″ (Isaiah 33:17).As for the Messiah, we read about him in Psalm 45:2, where it says, ″You are fairer than the sons of mankind.″ We admire Jesus because of the spiritual beauty that He has.He possesses the most endearing spirit of any person who has ever lived, namely the Spirit of God!(See also John 1:32.) We love Jesus because He first loved us, and we love Him because He first loved us.
The following is what one brother wrote: ″Of course, the question, ‘Why do I love Jesus?’ is answered in my brain by the ancient children’s song: ‘Oh, how I adore Jesus, because He first loved me.’″ Another brother wrote: Our love for Him will never be able to compare to His love for us.Nonetheless, my affection for Him is immense since I am aware that He gave His life for me and for us.These are frequent idioms, yet they are accurate.″ Indeed, ″We love Him because He first loved us,″ as the saying goes.The Bible states (1 John 4:19) that we should love one another as we love ourselves.The love of Christ drives us, for we believe as follows: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live might cease to live for themselves and instead live for Him who died for them and rose from the dead″ (2 Corinthians 5:14, 15).
- The reason why we adore Jesus is because He has forgiven us of our sins.
- In this passage, Jesus makes it obvious to mankind that God is prepared to forgive the sins of the contrite: ″And He went to the Pharisee’s home, and sat down to eat with them.
- ″ And behold, a sinner from the city, upon learning that Jesus was sitting at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil and stood at His feet behind Him, weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, wiping them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil; and she wiped them with the hair of her head.
- In response to seeing this, the Pharisee who had invited Him muttered to himself, ″If this guy were a prophet, He would know who and what type of lady this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.″ Then Jesus responded by saying to him, ‘Simon, I have something I’d want to say to you’.
- Thus, he said, ‘Teacher, say it.’ The story goes that ″there was a specific creditor who had two debtors.″ One owed five hundred denarii, whereas the other owed fifty denarii, and so on.
And when they realized they had nothing with which to repay him, he forgave them both unconditionally.Decide for yourself which of them will be closer to him in love.’ As a response, Simon stated, ‘I believe it was the one whom he forgiven the most.’ And He responded to him, ‘You have made an accurate assessment.’ When He looked away from Simon, He went to the woman and asked, ‘Do you see this woman?’ You did not provide Me with any water for My feet when I arrived at your home, but she has bathed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair from her head.You didn’t give Me a kiss, but this woman hasn’t stopped kissing My feet from the moment I walked through the door.
You did not anoint my head with oil, but this lady has anointed my feet with a fragrant oil that you did not apply.As a result, I declare to you that her crimes, which are numerous, are forgiven since she loved much.But the same person who is only partially forgiven, also loves only partially.″Your sins have been forgiven,″ He stated to her at that point.As a result, people who sat at His table started to wonder aloud, ‘Who is this, that he can even pardon sins?’ ″Your faith has rescued you,″ He stated to the woman at that point.
- ‘Go in peace,’ I say.″ (See Luke 7:35-50.) Sin is a debt that no one can pay, regardless of how huge or little the amount is.
- A huge deal of regret overcame this woman, and she had faith that Jesus would be able to save her from her dreadful situation.
- As you can imagine, her sad heart was flooded with gladness when Jesus responded, ″Your sins are forgiven″ and ″Your faith has saved you.″ ″May you depart in peace.″ It was because of the heavy load of sin that Jesus took from her shoulders that she had such a tremendous love for Him.
- Clearly, she had some knowledge of Jesus’ life and teachings.
- What we don’t know is whether or not she had met or heard Him lecture, or if she had merely heard about Him.
- However, her faith was strong enough that she dared to approach Him in tears, and her love was so powerful that she dared to kiss His feet as a sign of her devotion.
- It didn’t matter whether or not she had heard these exact words, the invitation of Jesus had struck her heart: ″Come to Me, all you who work and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.″ As you take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, remember that I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls″ (Matthew 11:28, 29).
- Several people responded to my inquiry by stating that they adore Jesus because He welcomes and forgives them for who they are.
In the words of one brother, ″Perhaps the reason why I love Him the most is that He is willing to and has forgiven my sins, my continual failings and failures, my blunders, as well as those things that I can’t seem to refrain myself from doing.″ ″As for me personally, I suppose it boils down to my entire faith in his complete acceptance of me,″ stated another brother.He knows the real me, and the real me does not pose a danger to our friendship or relationship.In my relationship with Jesus, I get a deep feeling of serenity, sometimes even bodily peace, that I do not always experience in my other relationships.I realize this is a little ambiguous.The serenity that I receive from my connection with Jesus, in the end, is what keeps me going back for more.″ ″What is it about Jesus that I love?″ wrote another.
- I love Jesus because He has ensured my everlasting salvation, which is why I believe in Him.
- I am deserving of death, yet He died for me and paid the penalty so that I would not have to.″ For this reason, we adore Jesus: He has provided us with eternal life.
- ″Eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord is God’s gift to us,″ says the Bible.
- (See Romans 6:23.) According to the Scriptures, ″God has given us everlasting life, and this life is in His Son.″ The Bible says in 1 John 5:11 that He has guaranteed us eternal life, and this is the promise He has made to us″ (1 John 2:25).
- ″My sheep hear My voice, and I recognize them, and they follow Me,″ Jesus explained.
And I grant them everlasting life″ (John 10:27, 28).At the Lord’s Table, we have the assurance that we shall be raised to eternal life by Christ, as He has promised: ″Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day″ (John 6:54).The following is how one brother explained why he loves Jesus: ″I love God because he knows how we humans fear Death because it claims to bring to an end all the lovely and honorable dreams we dream; because it claims to obliterate all the lovely people we know, righteous people, compassionate and kind and unselfish; and because it claims that our trust in God through Jesus Christ is profound nonsense.″ Death has been made to look foolish by God by rising this one man, Jesus Christ, from the grave, so putting an end to all of these claims.
- He gives us the ability to ignore the collective voice of all of the world’s graves.
- ″There is a day coming when those who have been embraced by the redeeming work of the Lord Jesus will assemble and dwell eternally in eternal joy, peace, and love of righteousness,″ says the apostle Paul.
- The children of God are devoted to Jesus.
- According to the Bible, ″If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I sprang forth from God and came into the world.″ (See also John 8:42.) The apostle John explains: ″Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the Father who gave birth also loves the Son who was begotten of the Father.″ 1 John 5:1 is a biblical passage.
- Those who love the Father also love the Son and the rest of God’s offspring, according to the Bible.
- Those who love the truth are those who love Jesus.
The words of Jesus, ″I am the way, the truth, and the life″ are quoted as follows: (John 14:6).Because Jesus is the truth, He is adored by those who seek the truth.″Love rejoices in the truth″ is a quote by Shakespeare (1 Corinthians 13:6).
″Everyone who is of the truth hears the voice of Jesus,″ Jesus declared (John 18:37).Human beings perish as a result of their failure to ″accept the love of the truth, that they might be saved″ (2 Thessalonians 2:10).According to some of the responses received, ″Jesus was liked because of His honesty″ and ″because ‘He spoke not’ as the many religious sects claimed.″ I felt he spoke with power, yet he did so with compassion and without hypocrisy.″ What was Peter’s level of devotion to Jesus?What would you say if Jesus called your entire name and questioned you, like He did with Peter, ″Do you love me?″ What would you say?(See also John 21:15.) As one of the most moving scenes in the New Testament, this is one of the most poignant.
When it came to stumbling because of Jesus, Peter bragged, ″Even if all are thrown to the ground because of You, I will never be thrown to the ground″ and ″Even if I must die with You, I will not deny You!″ (3:33–35; Matthew 26:33–35).As it turned out, Peter was the only one who refused to acknowledge Jesus’ divinity!And he did so on three separate occasions!
- He was overcome with remorse, however, when ″the Lord turned and looked at Peter.″ As a result, he ″went out and sobbed severely″ (Luke 22:61, 62).
- A few days after the resurrection, Jesus gathered his disciples by the Sea of Galilee and made breakfast for them.
- The disciples were Peter, Thomas, Nathanael, James, John, and two more.
- ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?’ Jesus inquired of Simon Peter after they had finished their breakfast.
- (See also John 21:15.) During the course of his inquiry, Jesus employs the Greek phrase, which alludes to the ultimate kind of selfless love.
- ″Yes, Lord; You are aware of my affection for You,″ Peter responds.
- Jesus acknowledges his response and instructs him to ″Feed My sheep.″ Peter, on the other hand, did not use the same term for love that Jesus did in response to His query.
- Peter used a word that expresses affection, which was the word Both words imply ″to love,″ but to make the distinction clearer, it is as if Jesus is asking, ″Do you love me?″ in the first instance.
- in response to which Peter says, ″You are well aware of my feelings for you.″ As a result, Jesus inquires of Peter once more, this time using the Greek letter, and Peter responds once more using the Greek letter.
- ″Tend My sheep,″ Jesus tells him after accepting his response.
- Then, for the third time, Jesus addresses Simon as ″Simon, son of Jonah,″ and inquires whether or not he loves Him.
- The term ″affection″ is used by Jesus in this instance, and it bears the force of asking: ″Peter, do you have affection for me?″ “ Peter was upset when He asked him, for the third time, ‘Do you love Me?’ Peter was distraught.
- And he responded to Him, ‘Lord, You are aware of everything; You are aware of my love for You.’ When he approached Jesus, he was told, ″Feed My sheep.″ (See also John 21:15-17.) Peter continues to refer to himself as ″Peter″ rather than ″Peter.″ Peter is no longer bragging about how much he loves Jesus more than others, or saying that he loves Jesus more than others.
He expresses his affection in hushed tones, secure in the knowledge that Jesus is aware of how much he cares for Him.Peter had previously stated that he was prepared to die for the sake of Jesus.Following this, Jesus prophesies that he would accomplish just that, and He instructs Peter to ″Follow Me.″ (See also John 21:18, 19).
What is our level of devotion to Jesus?Jesus is deserving of our deepest affection.He was a very remarkable individual.He was unafraid to speak the truth without hesitating.
- He revealed the Father’s identity by His deeds and words.
- His love for us was so great that He was prepared to accept the death sentence that we deserved in order for our crimes to be forgiven.
- He did this so that we may be pardoned.
- He gave his life for us.
- Are we ready to live our lives for Him?
Let us live for Jesus until our last breath since He sacrificed His life for us till He took his last breath on the cross, and we should do the same.Amen.Roy Davison is a songwriter and musician from the United Kingdom.
The New King James Version of the Bible is used in the quotes throughout this article.Unless otherwise stated, all books were published by Thomas Nelson Inc.in 1979, 1980, and 1982.The permission to use the material as a reference has been granted.
17 Reasons Why I Passionately Love Jesus
- I’m a Christian, and there are 17 reasons why I am passionately in love with Jesus.
When I was in college, I would always have my Bible with me everywhere I went.Due to the fact that I had only recently been rescued and transformed by the power of Jesus Christ, I was just getting started with reading His word throughout the day.When I was walking one day, a woman approached me and said something along the lines of, ″Excuse me.I see that you always have your Bible with you.″Well, I just have one question, and that is, ″Why do you adore Jesus?″ I’m curious to know.
- If for no other reason than the fact that it was asked swiftly and in a fairly straightforward manner, I was utterly caught aback by the question.
- It ended out to be a really fantastic chat, but it’s something I’ll remember forever since I’ve often thought the same thing about other people.
- What you do with it is up to you, but these are just a few of the reasons why I am so enthusiastic about Jesus.
1. He washed my rivers of wrong
It belonged to me.It’s up to me to pay for my wrongdoing.I’m the one who has been causing God offense from the beginning.But, Jesus, what a pity!God was gracious enough to send a rescue mission in the form of a human being to die on the cross in order to redeem me from my sins for all time.
- As a result, my heart overflows with gratitude, and love blossoms as a result of that.
- Except for Him, no one else has or will ever be able to save me.
2. He first loved me
″We love him because he first loved us,″ says the author. 1 John 4:19 (New International Version)
3. I was His joy set before Him
Have you ever felt so anxious, pained, or sorrowful that you began to perspire profusely? No, I didn’t believe that. Jesus, on the other hand, did so the night before His crucifixion. However, according to the Bible, it was the pleasure that had been laid before Him that enabled Him to persevere. Even the very concept of it is awe-inspiring.
4. He doesn’t like religion either
There is nothing in religion that is satisfying, whether it is because of all the traditions or because of the concept of trying to be ″good enough.″ It was Jesus’ only purpose in coming to earth to collect a group of believers who would accept the truth and be a member of His Kingdom while on earth and for all eternity by developing a genuine relationship with Him.
5. He was there to heal my heart
There is nothing in religion that is satisfying, whether it is because of all the traditions or the concept of trying to be ″good enough.″ By establishing a genuine relationship with Jesus, Jesus came merely to assemble a group of believers who would accept the truth and be a member of His Kingdom both while on earth and for all time.
6. I can trust Him fully
The knowledge that I have a God who I can always rely on because He can’t fail is overwhelming in a world filled with transitory promises and people who can’t help but have the potential to let you down. This is not going to change because He is the same today as He was yesterday, and He will remain so forever (Hebrews 13:8).
7. He has been my best friend through loneliness
I believe that we all experience periods of loneliness at some point in our lives, but I have personally dealt with this for the majority of my life since, for whatever reason, I have never had a closest friend with whom I could discuss everything.Jesus has dramatically transformed my life because I now walk through each and every day with Him by my side, and no matter what happens, He will never abandon me again.He is concerned about everything I go through, whether it is good or negative.
8. He has been my strength and peace through the hardest times
If you wake up every morning not knowing what is going to happen to a family member as a result of their drug usage, what do you do? It’s impossible to put into words the sense of power and calm that washed over me as I walked with my companion Jesus for the entire time. Everything seemed to be out of sync with reality, and it wasn’t meant to- it was supernatural.
9. There isn’t a day that goes by with Him that doesn’t include excitement
Why? For the simple reason that every day is an adventure. Every day brings a fresh opportunity for learning. Every day, a new person is expected to be touched and influenced. I am aware that He has a plan and a purpose for my life, and each day is a chance for it to become clearer and for me to carry it out successfully.
10. His saving and transforming power
I have personally observed the power of God’s rescuing, healing, and changing grace. There’s nothing else like it. And there is no one like Jesus.
11. I don’t have to set up an appointment or get ignored
It has been my personal experience to witness the power of God’s rescuing, healing, and changing grace. There’s nothing like it anywhere else on earth. Nothing and nobody are as extraordinary as Christ is.
12. He set me free from my habits I just couldn’t get past
I have observed firsthand the power of God’s rescuing, healing, and changing grace. There is nothing else like it. And no one is quite like Jesus.
13. He makes me whole
I’m now entirely aware of how I came to be where I am.Jesus is the only one who can truly satisfy my soul—and nothing else or no one else can achieve that.You know that baby game where you have to place the shapes in the holes on the board?That’s the one.Furthermore, no matter how well squared the square is, it will not fit into the circular hole.
- Similarly, I think that we were all formed with a void in our hearts that is shaped like Jesus, and that no matter how amazing anything else is, it will never be able to fill that emptiness.
14. My identity and purpose is found in Him
Everyone is free to call me whatever they want at this point.They are free to think whatever they want about me at this point.None of this bothers me any longer because I understand what Jesus is calling me to be.I’ve realized who I’ve always been and what I’ve always been intended to accomplish in life.The only one who can describe the meaning of life is the one who spoke it into being with His words.
15. Among the colossal sea of people on this earth, He knows my name
Everyone want to be seen as significant.Everyone aspires to be recognized as ″someone.″ However, achieving such a goal in our world is a very difficult battle indeed.The great thing about the Jesus I like is that such a thing doesn’t seem to matter at all to him at all.Anyone who loves Him and seeks His heart and Kingdom will be used and has a significant impact on the world.The King of heaven and earth is aware of my existence.
16. I’ll never have to be without Him again
″I will never abandon you; I will never forsake you,″ says the author. (See also Deuteronomy 31:6 and Hebrews 13:5).
17. He believes in me when I don’t believe in myself
He knows everything about me, even my darkest secrets and worst flaws, and yet He still wants to use me for big and magnificent things, and He still considers me vital even when I believe I am powerless to achieve anything.He understands that if He is for me, then who could possibly be against me?Begin your search for Jesus today.I assure you that you, too, will fall in love with Him and that you will never look back again.This Content Has Been Reported This material has not been approved by Odyssey HQ and only reflects the views and opinions of the author who has not been compensated.
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Why I love Jesus
Irene at The Green Greek has tagged me in a meme in which I am supposed to give five reasons why I adore Jesus.Thank you very much, Irene!1.I love Jesus because He loves me first and foremost.I ‘We love him because he first loved us,’ says John in 4:19.
- I adore Him because He has provided answers to my prayer requests.
- Psalm 116:1 says, ″I love the LORD because he hears my cries and my supplications.″ I believe this.
- I admire Him because He sacrificed His life in order to save mine.
- As Paul writes in Romans 5:8-9, ″But God commendeth his love toward us in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.″ Much more, because we have now been justified by his blood, we will be rescued from wrath by means of him.
- I adore Him because He is the Creator of the universe.
- The Bible says in Colossians 2:9 that ″in him abideth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.″ 5.
I love Him because, even though He is totally God, He became a man and so knows and sympathizes with my weaknesses and temptations, even though He is fully God.Hebrews 2:17-18 (NIV): It was thus necessary for him to be made like his brethren in all ways, so that he could be a compassionate and loyal high priest in matters relating to God, and thereby atone for the sins of the people.Because he has been tempted himself, he is able to provide comfort to others who are being tempted.Is it possible to add a few more?6.I love Him because He is the source of wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption for everyone who believe in Him.
- 7 I love Him because He has provided me with redemption according to I Corinthians 1:30: But you are in Christ Jesus, who, by the grace of God, has been given to us knowledge, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption; 8.
- Being justified freely by God’s grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath sent forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the forgiveness of sins that have been committed in the past, through the forbearance of God…
- I love Him because He is the one way, the truth, and the life, and it is only through Him that we may come to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I am the way, the truth, and the life, says Jesus to him in John 14:6: No one comes to the Father except through me, says the Lord.Nine.I adore Him because people who believe in Him are not subject to condemnation.Romans 8:1 says that those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit, are not under condemnation any longer.The reason why I adore Him so much is that nothing can separate us from His love.
Neither death nor life, nor angels or principalities or powers, or things present or things to come, nor height or depth or any other creature, nor anything else on the face of the earth, will be able to separate us from God’s love, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, according to Romans 8:38-39.11.I admire Him because He is the one who makes us victorious.’Now thanks be to God, who continually causes us to triumph in Christ and makes evident the savour of his knowledge through us in every place,’ says the apostle Paul in II Corinthians 2:14.12.
- I adore Him because He is the source of all creation and renewal.
- The Bible says in II Corinthians 5:17 that each man who believes in Christ is a new creation; the old things have gone away and behold, all things have become new.
- I love Him because He is the means by which we have been reconciled to God.
- The Bible says in II Corinthians 5:18 that everything comes from God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ and has entrusted to us the ministry of reconciliation.
According to Ephesians 2:13, those who were formerly a long way off have now been brought near by the blood of Christ.14.I love Him because he is the source of my tranquility.
Ephesians 2:14: For he is our peace, who hath reconciled us both and hath torn down the middle wall of division that separated us from one another.15.I adore Him because, through trust in Him, I was adopted as a child of God.Galatians 3:26 says, ″For you are all children of God by faith in Christ Jesus our Lord.″ Obviously, there are a plethora of other considerations, but I’ll stop here.And, given that I have thirteen or more items mentioned here, I’m thinking I’ll make this post a Thursday Thirteen.
- If you’d like to participate in this meme as well, please let me know in the comments.
- 1 Would you like to know why I adore Jesus, why he has such a special place in my heart?
- It is because my blessed Saviour has ransomed me from my sins.
- Refrain: This is why I love my Jesus, this is why I love him so much: He has forgiven my sins, He has washed me white as snow, and He has washed me clean.
- 2 Would you like to know why I adore Jesus and consider him to be so precious to me?
- Due to the fact that the blood of Jesus completely rescues and purifies me.
- 3 Would you like to know why I adore Jesus and consider him to be so precious to me?
It’s because He encourages and empowers me when I’m facing temptation.4 Would you like to know why I love Jesus so much, why he is so important to me?It is because Jesus gives me victory in every struggle.
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
- Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929), a graduate of Union Seminary in Pennsylvania, was ordained in 1868 after completing his studies there.
- In 1872, he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio, where he served as a preacher.
- For eleven years, he was employed by the Evangelical Association’s publishing division in Cleveland, Ohio.
- As a minister in Cleveland and Grafton throughout the 1880s, he worked at a number of chapels and churches, including Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church, and Rockport Congregational Church.
- More than 2,000 gospel hymns, including ″Leaning on the eternal arms,″ were written by him throughout his lifetime (1894).
- Pentecostal Hymns No.
1 and The Evergreen, both published in 1873, are among the fifty song collections he compiled.Mary Louise VanDyke is a woman who…Navigate to the person’s profile page.
Why We Should Love Jesus
- CONSIDER that you are on the deck of a boat that is about to capsize.
- Would you want someone to come to your rescue?
- — What if someone was willing to give his or her life in order to accomplish this?
- — That is exactly what Jesus Christ accomplished.
- As we taught in Chapter 37, Jesus sacrificed his life as a ransom in order for us to be saved from ourselves.
- It goes without saying that Jesus does not save us from drowning.
What is it that he saves us from?Do you recall what happened?— From Adam’s sin and death, which we have all inherited.Despite the fact that some individuals have done really wrong things, Jesus died for them as well.Would you put your life on the line to attempt to save someone like that?
- — ″It is rare that anybody will die for a righteous man; fact, it is rare that anyone will even dare to die for a decent man,″ according to the Bible.
- But the Bible teaches that Jesus ″died for ungodly mankind″ as a result of his death on the cross.
- Even those who do not believe in God fall into this category!
- It goes on to state that Christ died for us while we were still sinners according to the Bible.
- 6:6-8; Romans 5:6-8; Can you think of an apostle who was once involved in anything very wrong?
- — According to the apostle Paul, ″Christ Jesus came into the world in order to redeem sinners.″ ″I am the first and most important of these.″ Paul was the apostle who made this statement.
He admitted that he had been ″once foolish″ and that he had continued to live ″in badness″ after that.—1 Timothy 1:15; Titus 3:3; 1 Timothy 1:15.Consider how much love God must have had for people like them to send his Son to die for them!Grab your Bible and turn to John chapter 3, verse 16 to learn more about this.″God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising trust in him could not be destroyed but might have eternal life,″ the Bible reads.
- By his actions, Jesus demonstrated that he had the same love for us that his Father did.
- In Chapter 30 of this book, we read about some of the experiences that Jesus went through the night before he was caught.
- You may recall that chapter.
- He was carried to the residence of the High Priest Caiaphas, where he was placed on trial for his crimes against the people.
- It was decided to bring in false witnesses who would tell lies against Jesus, and the crowds reacted by punching him in the face.
That’s when Peter said he didn’t know who Jesus was.Let’s assume we’re there there with them, seeing everything that goes on.The morning has arrived.Jesus had been up since the wee hours of the morning.
Because the night trial had not been conducted properly, the priests convened the Sanhedrin, or Jewish high court, and ordered a new trial to be held the following day.They accuse Jesus of committing crimes against God once more in this passage.The priests then bind Jesus and take him to Pilate, the Roman ruler, where he will be executed.
They inform Pilate that Jesus is opposed to the government.He should be put to death.’ Pilate, on the other hand, is aware that the priests are deceiving him.Therefore, Pilate informs them that he finds nothing wrong with the individual.’I’m going to let him go.’ ‘No!’ say the priests and others, in response.’Assassinate him!’ Later, Pilate tries to convince the crowds that he is going to release Jesus from prison again again.The clerics, on the other hand, incite the people to yell: ‘If you let him go, you are also against the government!’ ‘Assassinate him!’ The fans became quite boisterous.
- Do you have any idea what Pilate does?
- — He finally caves in.
- First and foremost, he whips Jesus.
Then he handcuffs him and hands him over to troops to be executed.They mock Jesus by putting a crown of thorns on his head and bending down before him in mockery of his suffering.Then they hand Jesus a large pole, or stake, to carry with him as they transport him beyond the city to a location known as Skull Place.
- There, they nailed Jesus’ wrists and feet on a cross and burned them.
- Then they raise it to the point where Jesus is hanging from it.
- He’s bleeding profusely.
- The discomfort is excruciating.
- Jesus did not die on the cross right immediately.
- He merely sits there on the stake, motionless.
The top priests tease him and laugh at him.In response, onlookers exclaim, ″If you are a son of God, come down off the torture stake!″ But Jesus is well aware of the mission that his Father has assigned him.He understands that he must surrender his perfect life in order for us to have the opportunity to receive everlasting life.Finally, at around 3 p.m.that afternoon, Jesus cries out to his Father and is taken away from us.
• Matthew 26:36–27.50; Mark 15:1; Luke 22:39–23.46; John 18:1–19:30 Wow, such a contrast between Jesus and Adam.Adam did not express affection for God.He disobeyed God’s command.Adam didn’t exhibit any affection towards us, either.Because of his sin, we have all been born into a state of sin.Jesus, on the other hand, demonstrated love for God and for us.
- He was always obedient to God.
- And he dedicated his life so that he could undo the damage that Adam had done to the rest of humanity.
- Do you recognize what a magnificent thing Jesus accomplished?
- — When you pray to God, do you express gratitude to him for sending his Son to save us?
- The apostle Paul was grateful for what Christ had done for him.
- When Paul stated that Jesus ″loved me and gave himself up for me,″ he was referring to the Son of God.
- Paul writes in Galatians 2:20 that Jesus died on the cross for you and for me as well.
- He sacrificed his perfect life in order for us to enjoy everlasting life!
- That is unquestionably a compelling argument for our affection for Jesus.
- Christian leaders in the city of Corinth received a letter from the apostle Paul in which he stated, ″The love of Christ moves us to action.″ What type of activity should we engage in as a result of Christ’s love?
- What are your thoughts?
— Take note of Paul’s response: ″Christ died for everyone so that they can live for Him.They should not conduct their lives just for their own pleasure.″ New Life Version of 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 (italics ours).May you think of any ways in which you can demonstrate that you are living your life to please Christ?— One option is to inform people what you have discovered about him, which is something you should do.Consider the following scenario: You may be alone, and your mother or father will not be able to see what you are doing, nor will any other person be able to see you.
Will you watch television shows or look at stuff on the Internet that you know would offend Jesus?Will you engage in activities that you know would offend Jesus?— It’s important to remember that Jesus is alive and watching everything we do!An further reason why we should adore Jesus is because we want to be like Jehovah, who we admire.″I am loved by the Father,″ Jesus declared.Is it possible for you to understand why he loves Jesus and why we should as well?
— Because Jesus was willing to die in order for God’s purpose to be accomplished.(See also John 10:17) So, let us follow the instructions in the Bible: ″Be imitators of God, as cherished children, and continue to walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave himself up for you.″ 5:1, 2 —Ephesians 5:1, 2.Please read John 3:35, 15:9, and 10; and 1 John 5:11, 12 to help you develop a greater appreciation for Jesus and what he has done for you.
Faith Forum: Why do we love God?
- Many of us have a deep affection for God.
- Some, on the other hand, just respect God and do not love Him.
- Some have stated that they despise the name ″God.″ Everyone in each of these three categories will give different reasons for their personal relationship with God.
- Even those of us who adore him will point out that we have different motivations for doing so.
- An English translation of a poem by the Spanish poet Leon Felipe (1884-1968), who was born in Spain but spent his final years in Mexico, is provided here for your enjoyment.
- This was translated by Walter Smelt, a student at Harvard Divinity School, and published in the most recent edition of the ″Harvard Divinity Bulletin″ journal.
I adore you, Lord, because you are a good role model.There will be no stacking of the deck, and no miracles.You allow me to lay them out card by card—no utopias, no surprises up your sleeve—as I play out your dreadful solitaire game.What is it about God that we love?We put this topic to our panel of eminent religious leaders from throughout the area.
- What they have to say is as follows:
- Muhammed A.
- Quddus is a member of the Northern Nevada Muslim Community.
- If love is defined as a sense of fondness, warmth, and gratitude, then the reasons for Christians to love God are self-evident and unquestionable.
- According to them, God is the one who created them, protects them, and nourishes them, and it is to God that they will return to an eternal existence in a paradise, if that is what they choose.
- When God creates kids from ″nutfah,″ he nourishes them in their mothers’ wombs, brings them into this world as lovely tiny creatures, and gives them infinite ability to accomplish good in this world when they grow up.
- In the course of their development, God provides people with several chances to enjoy the blessings of this life while also earning rewards by doing good actions to ensure that they will have a delightful position for eternity in the world to come.
Yes, humans are responsible for their acts and must answer for them.However, without responsibility, existence would be ″solitary, poor, ugly, wretched, and short,″ in the words of Thomas Hobbes.What is it about God that one does not adore?
GOD IS LOVE
- Robert W.
- Chorey is the curia of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno.
- moderator God is the first to love us.
- It all begins with this, and only with this.
- First and foremost, accept the fact that there is no cause for you, me, or any of us to exist at all, and yet we do.
- We are the ones who are intended.
God loves us and God desires to have us.The next consciousness would be gratitude; I am glad for the fact that I am alive.I am grateful to you for merely being in this world.That appreciation is reserved only for God.Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, demonstrates the depth of God’s love by giving of himself for the sake of everyone in order to redeem the world; to save it from our ingratitude and self-centeredness, which causes so much misery for all people.
- When we individually become aware of this, our feelings of gratitude will only grow.
- It is the acknowledgement of God’s unfathomable kindness that is eventually expressed in gratitude.
- It is love that recognizes the goodness in all of creation and in all of people.
- The last revelation is that we were made by God to love one another.
LOVE HEALS ALL
- Matthew T.
- Fisher, a resident priest at the Reno Buddhist Center As a nontheistic worldview, Buddhism does not provide a straightforward response to this question.
- As part of our Buddhist practice, we do not offer sacrifices to any deity or gods.
- Nevertheless, we express our profound thanks to the Supreme Intelligence and Compassion of the Universe, as well as to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who have guided and sustained us on our spiritual path.
- In his teachings on loving-kindness, compassion, and sympathetic delight, the Buddha distinguished three types of love.
- These are three characteristics of the heart that we all possess.
Skillful spiritual practice infuses love into all aspects of our lives and into everyone that we come into contact with.When we communicate with people, disagree with them, or live with them, love can be present.This is a difficult task, but it is doable.It all starts with setting a goal for yourself.It is helpful to practice loving-kindness on a daily basis, even for a short period of time.
- As the Buddha taught, ″With each drop of water, the jug is filled,″ even a small amount of practice may be beneficial.
BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US
- Sharla S.
- Hales is the local public relations director for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- According to the Apostle John, ″We love (God) because He first loved us″ (John 3:16).
- (1 John 4:19).
- I experience God’s love for me on a regular basis, whether I’m hiking in the Sierras, watching a sunset, or kayaking on Lake Tahoe.
- When I see my body recover after an injury, I am reminded of His love.
As a manifestation of his love for us, he created our lovely world as well as the marvelous human body.When I am surrounded by the love of my family, I am most aware of God’s love for me, and I understand that just as much as I love my children, God loves me, His daughter.Because I am aware of God’s love for me, I am also aware of my own love and thankfulness for Him.″(O)h, how we need to adore God!″ said President Dieter Uchtdorf in his sermon.Because what we desire is determined by what we like.
- What we desire influences what we think and do in the present moment.
- We are defined by our thoughts and actions, which decide who we are and who we will become.″
GET LOVE, GIVE LOVE
- Brian E.
- Melendez is a scholar of American Indian spirituality who lives in California.
- And that’s the double truth, Ruth: Indigenous people really revere their Creator.
- Throughout history, we have thought that nature, in all of her splendor, demonstrates the reality of our connection to the Creator.
- Furthermore, the realization that the Spirit of all things cannot be purchased, it cannot be sold, and it most surely likes to be wooed.
- Try to wrap your head around that…
Historically, we have understood that every single cell in our body is derived from the ground beneath our feet as well as the stars above us in the sky.The only thing that could give us such substantial beginnings was a loving (comedic) power.Because when the Creator shines through us, we become more — and the soul yearns for that light source in the same way that the body yearns for oxygen or the intellect yearns for stimulation Love is always reciprocal between us and our ancestors, the land and the sky, and beyond the stars — we get the love, and in return, we give the love back to the Creator, and so on.
- Temple University’s ElizaBeth Webb Beyer If you’re Beth or a Rabbi, G-d, who oversees the whole world and is closer to us than the air we breathe, is surprisingly interested in developing a personal connection with each of us.
- G-d provided us with the means to construct it.
- The order to love G-d ″with all of our heart, all of our soul, and everything″ is given to us (Deuteronomy 6:3).
- We must choose to adore G-d consciously.
- It is not sufficient to just follow the rules.
- Our ability to adore G-d grows as we get a greater understanding of Him.
Awe-inspiringly beautiful, G-d is a priceless and fundamental essence, and he is the key to a life well lived.Whenever we don’t think about G-d, it’s impossible to experience love (Maimonides).Every relationship needs care and quality time spent together.What would we do if G-d is genuinely our beloved, and we knew it?What would be our course of action?
- ″Dear G-d, there’s nothing in the world I’d prefer more than to spend the rest of my days with You!″ we would pray.
- In Likutei Sichot, vol.
- 11, p.
- 52, it is said that
- Stephen R.
- Karcher, presiding priest of St.
- Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, is a native of New York.
- We adore God because it is only natural for us to love the one who loves us so completely and entirely in return for his love for us.
- Our gratitude as broken humans living in a broken world is fueled by the fact that there are those men and women who actually learn to love God, becoming lights for the rest of us to follow in their footsteps.
- While teaching that God’s benevolence is the greatest commandment, Jesus Christ emphasizes the necessity of our personal reaction to God’s kindness when he adds that it is the second greatest commandment to love our neighbor.
This revelation of God’s own essence as love comes from Jesus himself, and it is for this reason that Holy Scripture has affirmed unequivocally that ″God is Love.″ God, who has been before the beginning of time, has been revealed as a loving communion of three divine individuals.As a result, love for God is natural for people who have been formed in his image, and it is our destiny as human beings to join in this communion of love.
THE ETERNAL RULE
- Justin V.
- Deverse is a Baha’i educator.
- Love is the primal power that drives all of creation.
- It is the source of our existence and the life-giving thread that runs through every human soul.
- Our soul is naturally drawn to the Creator in the same way that a plant is drawn to the light of the Sun.
- This affinity to God’s characteristics is instilled in us from childhood.
The might of a mountain awes our gaze, the roar of the ocean incline our ear, the splendor of the cosmos fills our souls, and the words of God beckon us home.We love God because it is a fundamental part of who we are.It is still our responsibility to choose to confront the source of this attraction and to be responsive to its rejuvenating impact on our own initiative.In the Hidden Words, Baha’u’llah makes an allusion to this: ″O SON OF BEING!Love Me in order for me to love thee.
- If thou doesst not love Me, My love will never be able to reach thee.
- ″Keep this in mind, O servant.″
GOD FIRST LOVED US
- Steven Bond serves as the main pastor of Summit Christian Church in Sparks, Nevada.
- ″We love God because he first loved us,″ says the author (1 John 4:19).
- God is the first and most important cause of everything that is good and decent in the universe.
- No matter where or when love manifests itself on this planet, it does so solely as a mirror of God’s perfect love, which both created and maintains us.
- In addition, the Bible teaches that ″God is love.″ (4:16; 1 John 4:16) A perfect example is love, which is one of God’s many perfections along with others such as holiness, mercy, goodness, and compassion, among others.
- God’s love may be seen in the loving community that exists between God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, which is a manifestation of God’s love.
Love necessitates a decision.True love cannot be coerced into being.As a result, even while God abundantly loves us, he does not compel us to reciprocate his affections.Those who do react to God’s love, on the other hand, rapidly learn that it is the gateway to the most fulfilling existence conceivable.
NO LOVE, NO HATE
- Kenneth G.
- Lucey is a professor of philosophy and religion at the University of Nevada, Reno.
- Take, for example, Zeus.
- I can honestly say that I have no strong feelings for or against Zeus the Olympian.
- Zeus has features that I respect, such as his strong appreciation for the virtue of hospitality, which is one of his many attributes.
- I, on the other hand, have no feelings for or against Zeus since I do not believe in him.
As for Lucifer, the fallen angel who reigns over Hell, what do you think?Again, I have no feelings for Lucifer, nor do I have any animosity toward him, simply because I do not believe in him.The question that one may ask at this point is if there are any limits to my skepticism regarding spiritual entities in general.I would like to reserve judgment, i.e., declare neither belief nor disbelief in what is being said.What about the God of monotheistic, on the other hand?
- The concept of an omniscient, omnibenevolent entity is one that I really enjoy.
- As a philosopher, I am capable of arguing both for and against His existence.
- However, in response to the original question, I am unable to honestly state that I either adore or despise the person referred to as God.
GOD, GRAVITY, AND GRANDMA
- Amy Lindeman Allen, co-lead pastor of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, will be a guest panelist.
- Deuteronomy 6:5 states that ″you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might″ (dedication).
- The greatest commandment, according to Christians, is to love God.
- This is a teaching from the Torah that is shared by people of all faiths.
- On the surface, it appears to be self-explanatory.
- It can, on the other hand, be completely overwhelming.
God, as the creator of the universe, has my utmost regard.I owe a duty of gratitude to God, who has redeemed humanity.But why should we adore God?In kindergarten, my daughter said that her three favorite things were ″God, gravity, and Grandma.″ She was correct.Because if we didn’t have gravity, we’d just float away.″ She didn’t explain why she loved God, but her response seems to touch at the heart of my motivations.
- God, more than gravity, is responsible for keeping us on our feet.
- God draws us towards the center of the universe and shows us what that center consists of.
- I love God because it is in God that I have discovered the meaning of love.
- The theme for next week is: What are your pillars of joy?
- Faith Forum is a weekly conversation on religion hosted by religious leader Rajan Zed and presented by the Religious Freedom Foundation.
- If you have any questions or comments, you may send them to [email protected] or @rajanzed on Twitter.
Why Jesus Is A Hero To Billions
- There is no doubting that Jesus of Nazareth has had an enormous effect on western philosophy and society, regardless of whether or not you believe in his divinity.
- In the eyes of more than 2 billion people throughout the world, Jesus is their spiritual leader and hero.
- What is it that gives his heroics such a persistent force of attraction?
- Following a thorough investigation of his life, five significant hints are revealed.
- Jesus Was a ‘Born Hero,’ as the saying goes.
In our research on heroism, we have discovered that the ″born hero″ is a very uncommon species of person.In most cases, extraordinary circumstances bring out the heroes in all of us.However, throughout every Sunday Christian service, and especially during the Christmas and Easter seasons, most of the globe remembers and celebrates the most compelling narrative of the born hero in the history of the western world: Jesus Christ.Jesus is regarded as a particularly cherished figure since he was born of heavenly DNA.2.
- Jesus Was a Revolutionary in His Own Right Jesus was and continues to be a divisive figure.
- During his lifetime, his followers experienced miracles performed by him and came to believe in the new morality that he preached: a message of love, kindness, generosity, and forgiveness, among other things.
- It was these principles that were at odds with the Roman notions of power and strength.
- The courage of a revolutionary is admired by many people.
- Jesus was seen as a renegade in his day, having broken Jewish law and challenged Roman authority.
- Jesus, like Socrates in ancient Greece, had the opportunity to save his own life by presenting some sort of justification for the societal upheavals he had wrought.
However, he did not.When the Romans and Jews realized how serious his danger to the existing quo was, they put him to death in horrifying circumstances.On the Cross, Jesus suffered greatly.According to our research on heroes, those who incur pain and suffering as a result of their heroic deeds are held in more regard than those who do not.The greater the amount of suffering that heroes endure for their cause, the higher the pedestal on which they are placed.
- The Romans made certain that everyone who died by crucifixion would suffer horribly as a result of their actions.
- Before his crucifixion, Jesus was subjected to a savage beating.
- Iron balls and razor-sharp sheep bones were affixed to the ends of the whips to make them more effective.
- Because of the iron balls’ profound bruising and the bones’ laceration, the skin was lacerated.
- There had been a significant amount of blood loss, and Jesus’ level of suffering would have placed him in a coma.
Jesus was next compelled to carry the heavy cross to the crucifixion place, where his wrists and heels were attached to the wooden beams to prevent them from falling off.After hours of suffering on the crucifixion, Jesus would have died as a result of asphyxiation and blood loss, which would have been fatal.4.Jesus gave his life in or