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Because He Loves Me...

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I highly recommend this Book... Simply speaking, love changes people. Christians, then, by definition, should exhibit the greatest transformation of all because, rightly understood and cherished, God’s love makes them increasingly more like the One who has lavished his love on them.This truth is meant to tell believers who they are, their purpose and destiny, and how to faithfully persevere in their struggles. But sometimes people lose sight of this. Because He Loves Me restores that vision, reminding Christians of their true identity as beloved children of God—adopted by the Father, espoused to the Son, and empowered by the Holy Spirit.Christianity is not a self-improvement program but a transferring of identity and growth, accomplished in history through Christ and in our daily lives through his Spirit. This book explores and celebrates these truths in an unforgettable way.

Fairytale...

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At the cross…

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At the cross…



…We see God’s sovereignty—reigning with absolute control over humanity’s greatest sin.


…We see God’s purpose—making known the mystery of His will prepared before time.


…We see God’s plan—to unite all things, on heaven and on earth, in Him.


…We see God’s judgment—requiring recompense for guilt.


…We see God’s holiness—demanding the perfect sacrifice.


…We see God’s power—crushing the Son of God according to the purpose of His will.


…We see God’s wrath—punishing the wretchedness of sin.


…We see God’s sorrow—wailing as only a forsaken son can.


…We see God’s mystery—the Son, as God, separated from the Father, committing His Spirit to God.


…We see God’s compassion—pleading to the Father to forgive the ignorant.


…We see God’s gift—His one and only Son, bruised and broken on our behalf.


…We see God’s mercy—making unrighteous sinners righteous.


…We see God’s love—Christ dying for sinners.


…We see God’s rescue operation—delivering us from the domain of darkness to the kingdom of Hi…

What is irresistible grace...

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Acts 16:14 …and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the
things spoken by Paul.
“All those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, He is pleased, in His appointed time, effectually to call, by His Word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death, in which they are by nature to grace and salvation, by Jesus Christ; enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God, taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto them an heart of flesh; renewing their wills, and, by His almighty power, determining them to that which is good, and effectually drawing them to Jesus Christ: yet so, as they come most freely, being made willing by His grace.” 1 As we know from our understanding of depravity (see “What is Total Depravity), man is hopelessly and undeniably lost. Not only do we dwell in a domain of darkness (Colossians 1:13), but we even hate the light and refuse to come to it (John 3:19-20).

Even if we could, the fact is that we do not do so…