Faith, Hope, and Love

Lesson 11:  Hope 2

Lesson 11: Hope 2

Bob’s comment makes a wonderful summary: “The nexus between faith, love, and hope is exemplified by the phrase “what we will be has not yet been revealed.” It is not fully spelled out, but our faith assures us that we will be what God wants us to be, and since he is a loving God, […]

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Lesson 12:  God’s Love for Us

Lesson 12: God’s Love for Us

The Bible seems to make a point of dividing God’s love for us, our love for God, and our love for each other. I’ll use the same pattern. God’s love for us is not mentioned much in the Old Testament. Scholars claim Hosea did it first 700 years before Christ. He, also, was the first […]

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Lesson 13:  Our Love for God and Each Other

Lesson 13: Our Love for God and Each Other

Bob and Lupe use some good arguments to qualify the way I interpreted God’s unconditional love. As Bob reports, some passages warn we should not use God’s love to excuse all. For instance, the whole point of Jude seems to be his insistence that false prophets will share eternal punishment with fallen angels and other […]

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Lesson 14: Love as the Way

Lesson 14: Love as the Way

Love characterizes Christian action. It is the way of the Church, the Way to the Kingdom, and the Way of the Kingdom. In fact, it could be considered the Way of God, the logos that John says makes the world go round. It is first the Way of God’s Church. The Beloved Apostle says the […]

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