Hi Bachelorette, be my Valentine. Bachelorette, what are you doing this Valentine's Day? For me, the bachelor, I am putting God first place over all things in my life, even above all beautiful bachelorettes like yourself in this world, and I will serve at Word of Life's Pastoral Leadership Training also known as the G12 Life Group Leadership Training for active Life Group leaders. Still, you could be my Valentine this year.
Bachelorette, I found this one million dollar bill...
and written on the back of this one million dollar bill is this:
In ancient times, when a person "fell in love," the Romans would attribute it to "Cupid," and love was described as a temporary, self-centered, sentimental, and uncontrollable emotion. However, the Bible expresses true love better: "Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself to her." (Ephesians 5:25). Real love is self-sacrificing, unconditional, eternal, and intentional.
How is it that Christ "gave Himself up?" Jesus sacrified Himself for our sins on the Cross. When Jesus died, He took the Father's wrath so you could go free and be forgiven. He defeated sin and death when He rose from the dead. Jesus said, "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."(John 3:17) Why is this amazing? Because we are all guilty sinners, worthy of death!
Christ said, "... whoever commits sin is a slave of sin" and one point, he is guilty of all." (James 2:10) Have you kept God's laws? Have you lied? Have you stolen? Ever hated anybody?"
"Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer." God says "the soul that sins shall die," and be cast into hell. This is justice, since sin is an infinite offense to a Holy God. "God commands all men everywhere to repent." So repent and place your faith in Jesus alone to save you. God will grant you eternal and forgive your sin. Now that's what true love is.