Longing for Love

Longing for Love

Matthew 22:37-39
1 John 4:7-12
1 John 4:17-21
1 John 4:10

“Christmas is God’s yes to the question: Does God want anything to do with my messy life.”

darrin patrick

Propitiation: a sacrifice that satisfies and turns away the wrath of God.

“For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man. Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be; God sacrifices himself for man and puts himself where only man deserves to be.”

john stott
1 John 4:17-19
1 John 4:7-12
Romans 8:1
Romans 5:6-8

Heavenly Father, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I ever before believed, but through your Son, Jesus, I can be more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. I thank you that he lived the life I should have lived, and paid the debt and punishment I owe on the cross. Receive me now for his sake. I turn from my sins and trust him as Savior. I want to be a disciple of Jesus. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.