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, …

Juneteenth and Liberty in Christ

Bob Roane Counseling, Joy and Peace, Wise living

Now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. (Romans 6:22) Juneteenth, also known as Freedom or Emancipation Day, is a U.S. holiday that commemorates slavery’s abolition in Texas in 1865. The name combines June and nineteenth. President Lincoln issued the …

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 …