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Rosaria Butterfield response to Jen Hatmaker - The cross is ruthless

The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer

God shows His love to us in the five love languages: 

1. Time – Hebrews 13:5 – “I will never leave you or forsake you.” John 14:16-18 – “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” 

2. Service –Jesus feeds the 5,000 (John 6) and washes the disciples’ feet (John 13). 

3. Physical Touch – 1 John 1:1 – “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life.” 

4. Encouraging Words – John 14:1-3 – “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 

5. Gifts – 1 John 4:10 – “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” John 3:16 – “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.” 

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