HT: Justin Taylor
I am really enjoying Loving the Way Jesus Loves by Phil Ryken and it was brought to my attention that Amazon is offering their kindle edition at $4.99. Good value. Great extracurricular read.
“We are nothing without love. But when we know Jesus, who does nothing without love, he will help us love the way that he loves.” p. 29
“He does not love us to merely love us but also to love others through us as we learn to love the way that he loves.” p. 34
“We are not what we once were – praise God! We will not remain what we are – praise him again, for this is the kindness of God.” p. 39
Most people are familiar with the “love chapter” of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13. Drawing on the earthly life and ministry of Jesus to illustrate Paul’s several statements about what love is and isn’t, Phil Ryken brings a Christological approach to this commonly quoted passage. These aspects of love are then illuminated chronologically through the story of Christ’s advent, teaching, miracle working, sufferings, crucifixion, death, resurrection, and ascension. This approach highlights the crucial truth that we are able to love only because Christ first loved us in this particularly profound, very real, and transformative manner.