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Why is it human nature to crave affection? Is a love extravagant gift? Candy hearts? Red roses? Is love three words spoken or the sensation of butterflies in one’s stomach? Or, is love putting your personal convictions aside to prove to someone you care about them more than you care about yourself? Is love a game to be won or a heartbreak to dodge? What is love and why is it so desperately hard to find? Too many times people think they have found true love and then discover it was a skewed misrepresentation of love. When a person abuses your vulnerabilities,…

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 Most of us probably memorized this verse as a small child in Sunday School. We sang the song “Jesus Loves Me” even before we could understand what it really meant. We listened to the Bible stories of men and women who trusted God and did great things for Him. We listened to testimonies of older people of what Jesus had done for them. But at that point, they were still just stories. But…

The Bible declares in Romans 3:23, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Nobody is exempt from the fatal effects of sin. It not only separates us from a relationship with God but it keeps us from restoring that relationship on our own. Sin will keep us from understanding God; it will keep us from seeking God and it will keep us from fearing God. The consequence of sin is eternal separation from a holy God. So, is there any hope? Oh, yes! “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,…