I would like to share Pastor Joe’s message with you so you can stop and smell the Roses, although it has a practical focus on Love and is not complete, there is the sweet smelling Aroma of God’s Love in many of Pastor Joe’s points and so they are perfumed with His Truth.
Thank you Pastor Joe for the bunch of Roses, how wonderful too that when we are Born again we have God’s seed, which means we are in the image of Jesus, we have His Nature 1John3:9
We don’t know now what we will be as far as our role in Eternity but we will know Jesus when when He returns because as the Scripture below tells us, we will be like Him.
1 John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of Love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the Sons/Daughters of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not. Beloved, now are we the Sons/Daughters of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. And every man/woman that hath this Hope in Him purifieth himself/herself, even as He is pure.
Christian Love from both of us – Anne
JOYFUL OBEDIENCE (1 John 5:1–3)
Not simply obedience—but joyful obedience! “His commandments are not burdensome” (1 Jn. 5:3).
Everything in creation—except man—obeys the will of God. “Lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do His bidding” (Ps. 148:8). In the Book of Jonah, you see the winds, waves, and even the fish obeying God’s commands, but the prophet persisted in disobeying. Even a plant and a little worm did what God commanded, but the prophet stubbornly wanted his own way.
Disobedience to God’s will is a tragedy—but so is reluctant, grudging obedience. God does not want us to disobey Him, but neither does He want us to obey out…
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