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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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May 9, 2011 - Calvary

By Gary Rogers

Calvary is the greatest expression of God’s love. Love was the motivation that brought Jesus from the splendor of heaven to the gutter called earth. Jesus was not motivated by acclaim or recognition. In heaven He is worshipped as God. Jesus was not driven by a desire to achieve something great. He is Creator of the earth. Jesus was strong in His identity and personal accomplishments. In heaven He is known as the One worthy of glory and honor. The only motivation that drove Jesus to Calvary was love. Jesus’ death made the love of God visible.

God loves you more than you can comprehend. His love for you is complete. He has total knowledge of you, yet loves you without reservation. Nothing can compare to the love that God has for you.

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:7-10, NKJV).

Any attempt to measure Calvary’s demonstration of God’s love is impossible. Do you call it the “value” of Calvary? Is it the “worth” of Calvary? Often, we call it the “price paid” at Calvary, but do we really grasp what we are saying? Maybe we could attempt to measure what Jesus gave up to die on Calvary and call it the “humiliation” of Calvary. What about trying to calculate the level of suffering the Savior endured and call it the “torture” of Calvary? No words can describe the true measure of Calvary. It is God’s love made visible. Calvary is the measure of how much God loves you.

Since God is love, then everything that represents love is found in Him. God is motivated by compassion, concern, caring, and a desire to commune with you. Don’t let anyone or anything convince you that you have no value in God’s eyes. When God looks at you, He sees someone He loves. To convince you of this love, He sent His Son to be crucified on a hill called Calvary. A look at Calvary must convince you of how special a love God the Father has for you.

— Gary Rogers is senior pastor of Grand Assembly of God in Chickasha, Okla.

 

 

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