Courting has two sides: pouring out love, and preparing the other person to receive that love. Embedding the battles of Jericho and Ai within the three progressive stages of sin outlined in 1 John, Pastor Ray unfolds the love-motivated discipline of God to prepare our hearts to love him. God's purpose isn't to make you look good or be successful. Instead, he wants to make you into a lover, and ultimately receive you as a saint into glory. Even so, like Achan and his family, you can cross a line where your repentance is not accepted. Do you see the great love and purpose of God in his refusal to compromise with your disobedience, uncleanness, self-will, or life goals?
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