Because He First Loved Me

[The lead sheet for this song is here. You may listen to it here.]

God wants me to love Him with all my heart,
And He wants me to love Him with all my mind.
God wants me to love Him with all my strength;
Yes, He wants me to love Him with all my soul.
God wants me to love my neighbor as myself,
And He wants me to love my foe as my friend.
God wants me to love because He first loved me.

About This Song:
This song may be short, but it’s full of Scripture.

Luke 10:27:
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Matthew 5:44:
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. . .

1 John 4:19:
We love because he first loved us.

(all passages from the New International Version)

It’s ironic that so many people on the far-left are afraid of the Bible, Christianity, and Christians. They think we are the worst of haters, and they may be correct about a minuscule minority. But how can “real” Christians be that way? We became Christians because of the truth in John 3:16…

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.

We believe in that kind of life, and it requires the kind of love Jesus modeled. He forgave those who were putting Him to death. Can we do anything but love those who hate and condemn us?

I write Christian novels as well as songs. The two most recent ones are shown below and their pictures are links to the Amazon pages. The eighteen-book picture is a link to my Amazon Author Page.

I’ll be back again next Wednesday. Please join me then. Better still, sign up to receive these weekly posts by email.

Best regards,

     Recalled to Life (11-13 - whole cover)

Eighteen Novel 4x6 Postcard

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-five-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of twenty Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He is active in his church's nursing home ministry He also plays bass guitar on the church raise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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