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“And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world” (1 John 4:14). When I think of Jesus as my Savior, my thoughts often travel in three directions – from, to, and by. I am saved FROM: •    The guilt and shame of my sin.•    God’s coming judgment.•    The root of sin.•    Satan’s power and kingdom.•    The fear of death. I am saved TO: •    Receive forgiveness for all my sins.•    Be fully accepted before God in

“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us” (1 John 4:11-12). How can we show God’s kind of love to our children? I’m not sure where I got this L-O-V-E-D acronym from, but here are five practical ways to show love to our children, especially those still living at home. Labor to be there. Our children

I’ve always had a fascination for prepositional theology, that is, theology that is oriented around prepositions. At one point, I even suggested a series of six prepositional statements that could be a contemporary expression of what we in The Christian and Missionary Alliance call the Fourfold Gospel – Jesus our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King. It was not enthusiastically welcomed. I understand why. Still, verses like 1 John 4:9 invite us to think of the Christian life through the lens of