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From the Author of Romance

So I’m horribly behind on this blog. . . whoever thought this was a good idea . . . oh wait, that was me and I still believe it . . . just need to work on the follow-through.  True for many things in my life, not just this blog, but I digress.

I had wanted to write a post on Valentines Day, Single Awareness Day in some circles, celebrating the neverending, unconditional, forever kind of love that God offers to those who love Him, but I never found the time. Lucky for me, someone over at Crosswalk.com did.  In a wonderful article titled, “When Your Heart Longs to be Romanced,” Cindi McMenamin makes some interesting points about V-Day . . .  you’ll have to go here, http://www.crosswalk.com/family/marriage/when-your-heart-longs-to-be-romanced, for her story.

[Inserting information about the author here -> Cindi McMenamin is a national speaker and author of several books, including ‘Letting God Meet Your Emotional Needs’ and ‘When Women Walk Alone.’ For more on her Southern California-based ministry, see her website: www.StrengthForTheSoul.com.]

But now, for the verses – read and hear the voice of God calling to you . . . 

He calls you unforgettable: “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! (Isaiah 49:15).

• He says He has always loved you and always will: “…I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness” (Jeremiah 31:3).

• He calls Himself your Husband: “For your Maker is your husband – the Lord Almighty is his name – the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. The Lord will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit…”  (Isaiah 54:5-6a).

• He says His love for you is greater than anything you’ll ever find on this earth: “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). And then Jesus did just that — He laid down His life for you…one He calls “friend.” 

• He promises He’ll never leave you: “…Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5b). 

• He assures you in His Word that He has chosen you as His own: “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight…” (Ephesians 1:4).

• He assures you in His Word that nothing will be able to separate you from His ever-pursuing love: “… neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).  

May you rest in the loving arms of your Savior, Redeemer, Healer, Coming King, Husband, Lover, Betrothed, the Author of romance.

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How this works

This Study will meet in person, on Wednesday evenings, every other week, starting February 1st. We invite all to come share a light meal at 6:30, followed by the study at 7:00. At that time, we’ll view the DVD lesson, discuss the content, review the daily devotionals (optional), and look ahead to the next meeting’s focus, and pray together.  The meeting should end by 8:15. Each lesson has 5 daily personal studies to enhance and reinforce the teaching in the DVD lessons. We will do these studies over the course of the days between in – person meetings. This will help us keep up with school, work, families, and our daily Bible readings, part of our Radical Experiment. [For more information on the Radical Experiment, click on the About Scio page above.]

By the end of the first 10 week study (by default, 20 weeks), Falling in Love with Jesus, we’ll have collectively identified the key points that were most meaningful in communicating Truth, and compile this info into a workshop format so that we can “catch” people up once a quarter. More information on the Workshop will be forthcoming as we develop the material.

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welcome to Falling, Living, Forever in Love with Jesus

We are planning to begin a Women’s Bible Study focusing on the material put together by Author Dee Brestin and Singer Kathy Troccoli. I hope that you will join us on this journey.

Getting to know our Saviour and Bridegroom, Jesus, may sound a little odd at first, but as we study the Scriptures we see this idea unfold. From the earliest pages of Genesis through the final pages of Revelation, God pursues a love relationship with His creation. We are that creation.

Throughout the Bible, His love story propels history as He reaches out to a people, then a nation, then the World. John 3:16 is one of the most quoted verses. Verse 17 is as important.

 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes  in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.

It wasn’t  Judgement or Condemnation, but Love, that drove our Father to send His Son for our redemption. All who choose to accept that love begin a fantastic, overwhelming, delightful, challenging, exciting, and worthwhile journey.

The offer is made, the invitation extended. I hope you join us.

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