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5 Quotes from Billy Graham on the Love of God

BGEAinK.C.04-56A Love Like No Other

Billy Graham said, “I am convinced the greatest act of love we can ever perform for people is to tell them about God’s love for them in Christ.”

In order to truly tell others about God’s love, we must know it for ourselves.  Do you know His great love?

Here are 5 powerful quotes from Billy Graham on God’s love–a love like no other:

Gods love did not begin at the cross quote from Billy Graham COVE

Agape Love quote by Billy Graham Cove

Gods Love is Unchangeable quote from Billy Graham -- Cove

God is sending forth His message of love...Billy Graham Quote - Cove
The love of God can be rejected quote by Billy Graham Cove

Our prayer is that you would feel the powerful love of God in your life today.  If you don’t know God, but you’d like to begin your journey to peace with Him today, click here to learn how.

Blessings.


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Agape Love…

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agape

Greek word for love

A selfless, unconditional, often self-sacrificing love…

The supreme example of agape was God’s sacrifice and Jesus’ death on the cross for us…

True agape love is active

The Holy Spirit continually pours agape love out to us…

The proof of your love is how you treat others…

How can you show agape love today?

GUEST POST: Embracing God This Valentine’s Day

By Anne Graham Lotz

Today, the world will celebrate the day of love—Valentine’s Day. For some, it is a time of special celebration … for others, it is a time of special challenge as there is no special person with whom to share this day.

If the latter is your experience and you are feeling depressed, would you consider this? The most special Person in all the universe loved you enough to give His life for you—and this Valentine’s Day, He is longing not only to embrace you, He is longing for you to embrace Him.

Everyone needs a hug! And as you delve into the pages of your Bible, God will respond with His own arms opened wide.

As you seek Him, you will find that He will draw you nearer to Himself in an ever more intimate relationship. So get into His Word each day and begin now to enjoy His embrace.

When we are in the midst of a trial, instead of withdrawing or exploding or complaining, you and I need to run to our Heavenly Father, throw our arms of faith around Him, and embrace Him more tightly. Why?

Read Psalm 84. The Psalmist gives us three reasons:

I. HE IS MY SONG

Psalm 84:1-4

From Psalm 84:1-4, what are some themes for our song? List the phrases.

Identify phrases from the following verses that reveal a common theme: Isaiah 49:13, 52:9; Job 35:9-10; Psalm 126:5-6.
What is the common theme in Exodus 15:2, Isaiah 12:2 and 2 Samuel 22:1? List phrases from each verse.
What phrases reveal the common theme in Psalm 28:7, 18:1, 32:7 and 126:2?
What are the phrases that express a common theme in Psalm 42:8 and 59:16?
Which theme has been lacking in your life? If you have lost your song, do you need to tune your heart to all the themes given above?
What are some other themes that fill your heart with joy? Write out the verses.

II. HE IS MY STRENGTH

Psalm 84:5-7

From Psalm 84:5, what is the source of our strength? If you lack strength, what practical things can you do to draw from the Source?
From Psalm 84:6, what does God’s strength enable us to do? Note that the Valley of Baca referenced in this verse is the Valley of Weeping. What do the springs represent? See John 4:13-14 and 7:37-39.
From each of the following lists of verses, what else does God give us strength to do?

Ezekiel 2:1-2, John 5:1-9, Micah 5:4, Jude 24-25.
Isaiah 63:1, 2 Samuel 22:40.
Mark 11:25, Colossians 3:13 and Matthew 18:21-22.
Isaiah 30:15.
Psalm 73:26, Isaiah 57:10.
Hebrews 11:34.

What are you saying you can’t do? What phrase in Psalm 84:5-7 contradicts your protest? What encouragement do you receive from Deuteronomy 33:25?

III. HE IS MY SHIELD

Psalm 84:8-12

Who is our shield? See Psalm 7:10.
How does this relate to Ephesians 6:16?
What difference do you think our proximity to the Shield makes in its effectiveness?
What are the two primary things we must do to stay close to our Shield? See John 15:7, 10.
In each of the following lists of verses, how do we benefit from our Shield?

Nahum 2:5; 2 Samuel 22:3; Psalm 18:30, 91:4.
Deuteronomy 33:29; Psalm 18:35, 144:2; Jeremiah 51:11.
2 Samuel 22:31, 1 Peter 1:5.
Psalm 3:3, 5:12, 84:11.

If God Himself is our Shield, what do you think could get past Him?
How do Job 1:6-12 and 2:1-6 indicate that when something unpleasant, unwanted, unexpected or unplanned comes into your life, it is only with God’s permission?
What has God allowed past the Shield that guards your life? Why do you think He has given His permission? See John 11:4, Romans 8:28, 1 Peter 1:6-7.

How long has it been since you wrapped your arms of faith around the One who loves you, and embraced Him? Don’t let your problems or pressures or pain or pride keep you from doing so. Today, give the Lord a Valentine gift … something to truly delight His heart … a hug from you!

 Anne Graham Lotz will hold a special seminar at The Cove called “Pursuing MORE of Jesus” November 9-11. For more information or to register online, click here.

Called “the best preacher in the family” by her father, Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz is an international Bible teacher, speaker, and best-selling author of 14 books. The New York Times named Anne one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation. Anne lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband, Danny Lotz. She has three grown children and three grandchildren. She is the founder and president of AnGeL Ministries, where she has led Just Give Me Jesus revivals for people worldwide.