What is Love? -Meaning and Biblical Understanding of the Word.

“Live a life of love.” – Ephesians 5:2

“I’m not afraid anymore,” Kevin declared as he bounded triumphantly into the frostbit air with his newfound courage in the movie “Home Alone.” “Did you hear me? …I’m not afraid anymore!” In an instant, he found himself face-to-face with an entirely different fear than the one he had prepared to face, and took off screaming into his house.

How are we supposed to live out the words Paul penned to the Ephesians when there is a new fear, anxiety, pain, or problem lurking around every corner of our lives?

“There is no fear in love.” – 1 John 4:18 NIV

“God is love.” (1 John 4:16) Through Christ, we have access to His wisdom through the living Word of Scripture, providing us wisdom to live out a life of love over fear. Love is always bigger.

“Since we are His children, we must walk in His unconditional love. Love is more than just words; it requires action. God’s unconditional love should characterize our lives. As people who have His love living within us, we need to represent Christ’s authentic kindness and forgiveness to others.” -Dr. Charles Stanley, Life Prinicples BibleNotes

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Who Was Mary Magdalene in the Bible? -5 Questions Answered

Who was Mary Magdalene? Not every Gospel account of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection focus on the same events and details, but all four attest that Mary witnessed Jesus’ crucifixion and burialHer connection to Jesus was undeniable. The healing that took place in her life on account of His miraculous presence inspired the rededication of her life to follow Jesus to His burial . . .  until she could no longer physically see her Savior.

Mary’s desperate longing to be close to Christ, to serve Him in any way she could, became the way she lived her life. She knew she would not have a life to live if not for Him. What Mary lived daily is the faith we all strive to achieve. What was so special about Mary Magdalene, that Jesus chose her to walk out such an extravagant story? Who was she, and what happened to her after the resurrection of Christ?

Here are five questions answered about Mary Magdalene in the Bible

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