LOVE: (IT'S PROBABLY NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT
IS TO A STANDARD
love counterfeitable? Can it assume a false color?
Can it be misapplied? If so, is there really such
a thing as "unconditional" love?
look at divine love's true priorities compared to
the love found in theistic humanism, with special
exposure of the term "unconditional love."
PROPHETIC BURDEN FOR RIGHTEOUS LOVE
of the prophet's unique role in articulating and
bearing reproach for the standard of righteousness
to which all divine love is calibrated.
FRACTIOUS NATURE OF LIGHT
as John says, walking in the light is supposed to
produce fellowship one with another, why is there
so little fellowship among so many of us seeking
to walk in the light? Might this also tell us
something different about what it means
to "love one another"?
- DOES THE WORLD
KNOW THAT YOU LOVE THE FATHER?
- Has it ever occurred to us that
Jesus never declared His love for the world.
If Jesus came to love the world, why did He never
directly say so? Perhaps there is a context
to divine love we have missed.
DEFINED: ENTRANCE INTO THE DIVINE UNION
- Explore how divine love
belongs to an exclusive union between the Father
and the Son which we are graciously bidden
BOUNDED LOVE OF GOD
- A discussion of the difference
between the "exclusionary" and the
"extensionary" love of God beyond the Divine
Union, with special attention to understanding
God's relationship to hate.
ENMITY OF DIVINE LOVE
- Learn how it is finally
impossible to apprehend the love of God without
first apprehending the fundamental "animus" that
separates us all from Who God IS.
SUFFICIENCY OF DIVINE LOVE
- The costs of living out of
divine love are very high. Where are we to go or
what are we to do when the costs of that love
are greater than we are able to bear?
DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF LOVE & THE HARVEST OF
- A reconciliation of the
destructive attributes of God within His
fundamentally loving nature and that of the
wilderness prophet. Answers for the tough
questions--How can a loving God destroy?
Why must He destroy? How can Love be angry?
What difference is there between the angry
warring Jehovah of the Old Testament and the god
of the modern jihadist? And how and why
must destructive anger be demonstrated in and
through the church?
MILITARY LOVE OF GOD -
- A reconciliation of the
concepts of God's love and His premier
identity as the Lord of Hosts, challenging
the natural belief that love and war are
- We examine the unavoidably
offensive nature of divine love in direct
opposition to the tacit humanist maxim
that "love never offends," including
special comparison of Paul's abrasive
language toward the Corinthians with his
sublime discourse on love (I Cor. 13).
REDEMPTIVITY OF TRUTH
- The concluding view of
love as the necessary qualifier to the
ministry of truth through its search for
redemption in confrontation.
LOVE (Guest Article by Ray Ashmore with Opening
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