Increasing and Abounding in Love

…may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all… I Thessalonians 3:12 (ESV) What motivates your love? Is it the love of others? Their attention or approval? Gifts? The Bible says, we love because God first loved us (I John 4:19). As I grow to know the love of Jesus…

For this purpose I was born…

Standing before Pilate, only moments before Jesus is sentenced to crucifixion, he says, “For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world – to bear witness to the truth.” (John 18:37 ESV) It seems appropriate at Christmastime to consider why Jesus was born. Why did God choose to incarnate…