Love has a name

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13 NLT)

This is how God showed his love to us: He sent his only Son into the world to give us life through him. 10 True love is God’s love for us, not our love for God. He sent his Son as the way to take away our sins. (1 John 4:9-10 ERV)

15 Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were his! (Col.2:15 TPT)

Though he was God,
    he did not think of equality with God
    as something to cling to.
Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
    he took the humble position of a slave
    and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,
    he humbled himself in obedience to God
    and died a criminal’s death on a cross.

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
    and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father. (Phil.2:6-11 NLT)

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 42 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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6 Responses to Love has a name

  1. successorinspirational says:

    The other name for love is God.

  2. Citizen Tom says:

    After that last post, and so much brawling with the Atheists, I can see why you wrote this one. Jesus does give good hugs.

    Thanks for sharing the experience.

    • Mel Wild says:

      LOL! I wrote it to remind everyone the happy reality of the situation, regardless of our opinions about what we think is true.
      But, yes, He does give good hugs, too. 🙂

  3. What fun, Mel! Today our Pastor spoke of, “when Love calls your name.” It was wonderful, about how Mary is at the tomb and thinking she has encountered the gardener…..until Jesus calls her name.

  4. No other words needed… 🙂

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