Jesus-like Love (Part 1)

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. …

Christ-like Love: Discuss Without Arguing

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

Used at Belhaven University and in the class: Christ-likeness—The Fruit of the Holy Spirit Anything which lacks love is worthless in God’s sight and displeasing to Him….This knowledge about which you Corinthians boast, is in the opposite camp to love, for it fills men with arrogance and makes them look contemptuously on their brothers. Love on the other hand moves …

Christ-like Love: Giving and Praying

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

Used at Belhaven University and in the class: Christ-likeness—The Fruit of the Holy Spirit My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you….And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them….Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with …

Christ-like Love: Listening and Speaking

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

Used at Belhaven University and in the class: Christ-likeness—The Fruit of the Holy Spirit Our Lord Jesus said, “Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”1 Christ brings us eternal life with God through His sinless life, His crucifixion and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His eternal alive-ness, His presence with us, …

Praying for Police (Scriptures to Use)

Bob Roane Prayer, Praise, Worship, Service

Used at a recent Bible study for Houston Police Department officers and chaplains. Most of us are aware that the day-to-day work of police officers can be full of potential dangers. They can be injured or killed by criminals or traffic accidents. In the current climate they are often underappreciated and disrespected. Shift work and stress can contribute to poor …

The Lord is Kind (Part 3)

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Service, Theology, Wise living

You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in loving-kindness. Therefore you did not desert your people, even when they made an image of a calf….Show me the wonders of your great loving-kindness you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. (Nehemiah 9:17,18; Psalm 17:7) God (Father, …

The Lord is Kind (Part 2)

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Service, Theology, Wise living

How priceless is your loving-kindness, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings….Answer me, O LORD, for Your loving-kindness is good; According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me. (Psalm 36:7; 69:16) Let’s never forget that God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is love, kindness, and goodness in Himself and in His dealings with human …

The Lord is Kind (Part 1)

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Service, Theology, Wise living

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His loving-kindness endures forever.  (Psalm 136:1) God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is love, kindness, and goodness in Himself and in His dealings with human beings. Evangelist John Blanchard remind us: The Lord loved us when there was nothing good to be seen in us and nothing good to be said …

Answering a Question: Why Is Love the Greatest?

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13) One of you asked: Why does Paul say that Christian love is the greatest? Here’s my partial answer: 1. Christ-like love is greatest because it gives evidence of our salvation. 1 John 4:7-12 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love …

I Love to Tell The Story (Part 2)

Bob Roane Evangelism & Revival, Jesus Christ, Service

Can we really know ourselves in this life that Heaven is our eternal destiny and be absolutely certain of that? Can we help others come to Christ and receive that same assurance? Victoria and Townsend Story England’s Queen Victoria (1819-1901) heard a sermon at St. Paul’s Cathedral and asked her chaplain, “Can a person be absolutely sure of eternal safety …