Ephesians 1:4 - Gods Passionate Love for You.
Ephesians 1:4 (NIRV) God chose us to belong
to Christ before the world was created. He
chose us to be holy and without blame in his eyes.
He loved us.
Ephesians 1:4 (NLT) Even before he made the
world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be
holy and without fault in his eyes.
Ephesians 1:4 (VOICE) God chose us to be in
a relationship with Him even before He laid
out plans for this world; He wanted us to live
holy lives characterized by love, free from sin,
and blameless before Him.
Ephesians 1:4 (MSG) Long before he laid down
earth's foundations, he had us in mind, had settled
on us as the focus of his love, to be made
whole and holy by his love.
The greatest Christmas gift youll ever
receive is Gods gift to you. It's the whole
reason we celebrate Christmas. It's the subject of
the Bibles most famous verse - John 3:16.
Billions of people throughout history
have memorized the verse. Why is it so
John 3:16 explains the meaning of
Christmas. It summarizes the entire message of the
For God so loved the world that He
gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes
in Him should not perish but have everlasting
life (John 3:16 NKJV).
John 3:16 reminds us that Gods
Christmas gift to us involves his greatest passion -
The first phrase in the verse says,
God so loved the world. Its one thing for
someone to say they love you, but, when they say
they so love you, that shows passion. No one will
ever love you with the intensity that God does.
God has always loved you. Ephesians 1:4
says, Long before he laid down earths
foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the
focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by
his love (The Message). Before God created
the world to sustain human life, he planned your
life. God built the universe because he wanted to
God has never created a person he doesn't
love. Everything in life - air, water, food, sun,
etc. - is a gift that originates in God's love
Nothing can take that love away from you.
Romans 8:39 says, There is nothing in all
creation that will ever be able to separate us from
the love of God which is ours through Christ
Jesus our Lord (GNT).
God loves you on your good days and your
bad days. He loves you when you feel it and when
you don't. God will never love you any more than
he does right now. And he will never love you
Thats the greatest gift youll ever
receive. [Daily Devotional by Rick Warren:
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS TOPIC
John 3:16 - The Love of God.
LINKS TO SPECIAL CHRISTMAS VIDEOS
The Chosen Special Christmas Episode
The Joy of Christmas with Bill & Gloria
Gaither and Friends [YouTube Premiere]
[watch Glorias testimony near the end at
about 1:00:10 into the program]
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
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Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies:
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Hope Awakens Bible Study Guides:
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies:
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
Revelation Now by Pastor Doug Batchelor
Unlocking Bible Prophecies by Cami Oetman of
Adventist World Radio (recent):
Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: