Understanding God’s Love

I would ask the reader to bear with me as I share an anecdote foundational to the discussion of the love of God which follows.  One warm spring Sunday or Wednesday evening after church at the Holmes Road church of Christ in Lansing, Michigan back in the mid 1990’s I lingered in the parking lot with one of the leading men of the congregation haranguing him with a diatribe about how the love of God was clearly evident within the…

Hesed, Agape and Love

Hesed, Agape and Love? In the Old Testament there is a Hebrew word of tremendous spiritual importance. The word is rendered in English as “Hesed.” This word occurs approximately 250 times in the Old Testament. David used the word extensively in his Psalms. Moses and the other prophets used it extensively as well. The New Testament was mostly written in Greek and hardcore, spiritually serious and biblically studious Christians eventually find themselves in a bible study where the Greek word…

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