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Why Curtis? Continue reading
When I say I’m going to do something I like to do it, I like to follow through, according to Jesus’ words, “. . . let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.'” About a year ago I said I would send an ebook version of the new book Love Like Jesus to anyone who signed up for an email subscription with GodRunning.com. And I will. That hasn’t changed. It will come in the form of a PDF. But I also said I would publish the Love Like Jesus book in 2018, and that’s changed. My original intention was to self publish but after researching the options further, I’ve decided to go the traditional publishing route. I’ll share more about that as things progress. Meanwhile I hope you’ve enjoyed the content I’ve already shared, from the book, on God Running. For a limited time you can still see the Love Like Jesus book posts by clicking on the Love Like Jesus Book link under “CATEGORIES” in the side bar. When the book is published that option will no longer be available.
Today’s post is from chapter 1 of my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). (In case you’re interested, last Saturday morning, we posted the introduction: “Things You Should Know About The Author Of This Book“) Love Like Jesus is due to be published in 2018. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful.
Imitating Jesus Continue reading
“When my wife and I were first married, she kept trying to make me like her. But she shouldn’t try to make me like her. And I shouldn’t try to make her like me. We both should try to make ourselves like Jesus.”
Here’s a chapter from the book I’m writing: Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (And How You Can Too). It’s coming soon.
And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” — he then said to the paralytic — “Rise, pick up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home.
How Jesus Loved People
Jesus loved the paralytic by forgiving him.
How to Love Like Jesus
Years ago I was a one-man information technology team for the fire department where I worked. My primary job was that of a firefighter but in the evenings at the fire station, and on overtime at headquarters, I would purchase computers, install software, and program databases. Continue reading
. . . having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
(Read Proverbs chapter 4)
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 NIV
How To Fail To Guard Your Heart
The writer of Proverbs chapter four is sharing wisdom with his sons. He spends much of the chapter admonishing them to listen to his words and to value wisdom highly. Then, toward the end, he says what he says in verse 23, “Above all else, guard your heart . . .”
“Above all else,” he says.
This instruction, which is at the very least Continue reading