Tag Archives: John 3:16

The Length Of God’s Love ~

Have you considered,
God’s love and its length
have you thought about
the power of its strength?

Do you know it stretches,
from here to eternity
do you believe it includes
all of humanity?

Do you comprehend,
God’s love is measureless
do you understand
His mercy is limitless?

Do you perceive God had,
from the beginning a plan
can you conclude Jesus
came to fill the empty span?

Can you embrace His love,
and its infinite distance . . .
have you contemplated
the truth of its existence?

Have you considered,
loving God too
just because He first . . .
showed His love for you?

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life
.

1 John 4:19

We love him,
because he
first loved us.

Ephesians 3:18 -19

May be able to comprehend
with all saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that
ye might be filled with all the
fulness of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Breadth Of God’s Grace ~

Do you know the breadth,
of God’s love for you
do you know the magnitude
of what Jesus went through?

Have you considered,
the scope of God’s grace
has your heart fully . . .
the richness of it embraced?

Do you comprehend,
how it’s all-encompassing
can your mind appreciate
just how far it’s reaching?

Have you considered,
the awe of it’s broadness
has your soul grasped onto . . .
the scale of it vastness?

Do you ever consider,
can you really comprehend . . .
the depth of God’s love
and how faraway it extends?

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Ephesians 3:18 -19

May be able to comprehend
with all saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that
ye might be filled with all the
fulness of God.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any
man should boast.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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God’s Gift Of Love ~

God’s gift of Love,
is holy and pure
it has for everyone
the perfect cure.

For it is eternal,
unfailingly everlasting
it can be everyone’s
just for the asking.

God’s gift of Love,
is mightily powerful
when we give Jesus
our lives to control.

For He will change,
our heart’s of stone
into one’s that will be
just like His own.

God’s gift of Love,
is ours to embrace
when there is faith . . .
in His undying grace!

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only
begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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No Greater Love Known ~


No greater love than this,
that Jesus would die for me
no greater Friend . . .
in this world will I ever see.

No greater love will come,
than the one He freely gives
no greater joy . . .
knowing my Savior lives.

No greater love is there,
from a Father to a Son
no greater promise . . .
His will shall been done.

No greater love will I find,
than the one Jesus gives
no greater hope . . .
knowing my sins He forgives.

No greater love than this,
to the world from their King
no greater comfort . .
than the peace He will bring!

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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.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Forgiveness Is Like An Eraser ~

 Forgiveness is like an eraser,
God wipes our sins away
once we confess and repent
for them we don’t have to pay.

For, the slate He rubs clean,
of our every offense
tis why He sent Jesus . . .
to come to our defense.

God doesn’t keep a notebook,
filled up with all our failures
He doesn’t use a magic marker
to highlight our bad behaviors.

For, the only list He is keeping,
are names in the Book of Life
tis why He sent Jesus . . .
to bear the brunt of our strife.

Forgiveness is like an eraser,
the slate has been wiped cleaned
ever since Jesus gave His own life
so ours could be redeemed!

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.

Isaiah 44:22

I have blotted out, as a thick cloud,
thy transgressions, and, as a cloud,
thy sins: return unto me;
for I have redeemed thee.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Loves You Too ~

Jesus loves me,
I know this to be true
in fact I also know
He loves you too.

For in His Word,
He tells us why
how for our salvation
He was willing to die.

Jesus loves me,
I have no doubt
for in my life
I didn’t shut Him out.

I heard Him knock,
He came right in
forgave me at once
for all of my sin.

Jesus loves me,
He loves you too
so much that He gave
His life just for you!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should
not perish, but have
everlasting life.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Trump Bellowing Out ~

One day out of heaven,
you’ll hear a shout
along with a trump
bellowing out.

A voice you will hear,
of that of a King
signaling eternal peace
I’m here to bring.

The dead will rise up,
from their earthly grave
as they believe Jesus’ life
for their sins He gave.

Those who are yet alive,
will be caught in the air
for, they believe on the cross
Jesus their sins did too bear.

One day all will hear,
a loud trump, a shout . . .
will with Jesus you leave
or will you be left out?

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1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

“For the Lord himself shall
descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with
them in the clouds, to meet the
Lord in the air: and so shall
we ever be with the Lord.”

Wherefore comfort one another
with these words.”

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Commandment ~

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A new commandment,
for you to do . . .
to love others as much
as Jesus loves you.

You must put away,
envy, greed and strife
if others are to see
Jesus’ love in you life.

You need to be the light,
exposing the true way
love must be the motive
behind the words you say.

You need to be honest,
about Jesus’ great love
how much He hates sin
as does His Father above.

A new commandment,
we were all given . . .
with love we need to tell
why it is we are forgiven!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Great Exchange ~

The Great Exchange ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

He forgives,
the unforgivable
He loves
the undesirable.

He redeems,
the unjust
He atones
the corrupt.

He justifies,
the wicked
He paid for
the crooked.

He pities,
the helpless
He delivers
the hopeless.

He condemns,
not a one
He pardons
all evil done.

Jesus exchanged,
His life for ours
so won’t you today . . .
please give Him yours?

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his
only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


He Died For Me ~

He Died for Me ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Thank you Jesus,
for dying for me
for from my sins
setting me free.

Thank you Jesus,
for redeeming me
for Your suffering
instead of me.

Thank you Jesus,
for forgiving me
for justifying
the evilness in me.

Thank you Jesus,
for not condemning me
for the grace and love
You’ve shown me.

Thank you Jesus,
for dying for me
for giving me . . .
a new life in Thee!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have
everlasting life.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, To Know the Love ~

Oh, to Know the Love ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Oh, to know the love of God,
and the peace in all things
is to understand the grace
of what a dying Savior brings.

Oh, to know the love of God,
that forgives us of our sin
is to understand the mercy
that flows from deep within.

Oh, to know the love of God,
and the promise of eternal life
is to understand the compassion
it took to end mankind’s strife.

Oh, to know the love of God,
that heals, restores and renews
is to understand the promises
flowing throughout the Good News.

Oh, to know the love of God,
that one cannot earn or buy
is to come understand
why Jesus . . .  had to die!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


A Universal Love ~

FUniversal Love ~ CHRISTIna poetry by deborah ann ~ Photo Doorpost Verses

God’s love is universal,
it has no boundaries
it encircles the globe
girds all countries.

God’s love is unmerited,
no man is deserving
but, His mercy for all
He’s always reserving.

God’s love is unchanging,
He has always loved us
He wants all of mankind
to give Him their trust.

God’s love is eternal,
everlasting it is . . .
His heart’s true desire
is to make everyone His.

God’s love is awaiting,
for man to embrace . .
the love of His Son
and the gift of His grace!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


CHRISTmas’ Controversy ~

For God So Loved the World ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

CHRISTmas’ controversy,
is upon us once again . . .
but this year from it
I am going to abstain.

You see I don’t care,
what the argument is about
I only care about getting
the name of Christ out.

No other name brings,
such debate and discussion
no other birth has such . . .
an everlasting repercussion.

Let the season battle start,
in the stores and on-line
let the papers and media
on the name of Christ decline.

So go ahead and fight,
let the CHRISTmas Wars begin
for there’s no better time . . .
to remind man of their sin!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Free Love ~

 

God’s love is free of charge,
there are no strings attached
there’s nothing you need to do
there are no works attached.

God’s love is unconditional,
it doesn’t matter who you are
God loves you whether to Him
you are near, aloof, or far.

God’s love is sacrificial,
He gave His only begotten Son
not just to a few chosen . . .
but to each and everyone.

God’s love is accessible,
to anyone who will believe
~ Jesus died for their sins ~
forgiveness they will receive.

God’s love is nonjudgmental,
He wishes not one soul to perish
eternal life He offers all
if Jesus, you love and cherish.

God’s love is free of charge,
there are no strings attached
the liberation of His grace . . .
in the world, is still unmatched!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus is Calling You ~

Jesus Is Calling You ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Jesus is calling you,
to come and join Him
He is calling you
to flee from your sin.

Jesus is waiting,
He has new things to do
in your heart and soul
He wants to change you.

Jesus is inviting you,
to be one of His own
Jesus wants you to be
a child of His throne.

Jesus wants you to join,
a chosen generation
He’s waiting to bring you
joy unto salvation.

Jesus is calling you,
to come and join Him
He wants you to know
He died for your sin!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus, Died for You ~

For God So Loved used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

I am loved . . .
do you know, you are too
for, Jesus loves everyone
no, matter what they do.

He loves the rebellious,
the sinner and the thief
He loves the sad, the forlorn
the ones, buried in their grief.

He loves the repulsive,
the mean and the hateful
He loves the wild, the unruly
those who are not peaceful.

He loves the liar,
the dishonest and the deceitful
He loves the fraud, the fake
all those who are unfaithful.

He loves the repentant,
the wandering, questioning one
He loves the remorseful
over the wrongs, they’ve done.

Jesus loves me,
I know, He loves all of you
if He forgave a sinner like me . . .
I know, He’ll forgive you too!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Where To Turn ~

When I need some peace,
I turn to John 14:27
then I leave all my fears
on the throne up in heaven.

When I’m feeling anxious,
I read Philippians 4:6
then I give all my troubles
to God to mend and fix.

When I need more strength,
I mediate on Psalm 18:2
then I rely on God’s power
to help me to get through.

When I’m feeling worn out,
I study Isaiah 40:31
then in God I am renewed
and my worries I overcome.

When I am low on faith,
I refer to Matthew 15:28
then I learn to trust in God
even if I have to wait.

When I am feeling unloved,
I turn to John 3:16
then I just bask and soak up
all the love that Jesus brings!

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Just Read and Turn the Pages!

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Love Like This ~

Love Like This ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When my days are weary,
and my nights seem so long
where there is but a whimper
when there should be a song.

Let me remember the cross,
and all Jesus did for me
let me always be mindful
He is the reason, I am free.

When my soul is aching,
and my heart cries out in pain
let me not forget, in His death
there is everlasting gain.

Let His endless supply of grace,
always help to remind
love like this  . . .
nowhere else will I ever find!

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John 3:16
King James Version

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

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His Love For You ~

His Love for You ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

You are precious to God,
to Him you are prized
His love for you . .
cannot be compromised.

You are valuable to Him,
worth more than gold
His love for you . . .
is yours to behold.

You are important to Him,
in His sight, you are dear
His love for you . . .
is genuine and sincere.

You are unique to Him,
you are awesomely made
His love for you . . .
will never cease or fade.

You are precious to God,
you are His truly beloved
to Him you are a treasure
and you’re eternally loved!

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John 3:16
King James Version

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish,

but have everlasting life.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Heart Matters ~

Heart Matters ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ photo/Creation/Swap

There isn’t a heart too cold,
that God can’t melt
there isn’t one too stony
where He can’t be felt.

There isn’t a heart too cynical,
that God can’t shake
there isn’t one too hardened
that He can’t break.

There isn’t a heart too rigid,
that God can’t move
there isn’t a heart too rough
that He can’t smooth.

There isn’t a heart too lost,
that God can’t find
there isn’t a heart too far off
that He’d leave behind.

There isn’t a heart too broken,
that God can’t love
there isn’t a heart in the world
that He would ever let go of.

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John 3:16
King James Version

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Where There is Love ~

Where There is Love ~ CHRISTian oetry by deborah ann ~ photo/Doorpost Verses

Where there is light,
there is love
where there is hope
there is love
where there is truth
there is love
where there is faith
there is love
where there is trust
there is love . . .

Where there is joy
there is love
where there is happiness
there is love
where there is goodness
there is love
where there is gentleness
there is love
where there is kindness
there is love . . .

Where there is forgiveness
there is love
where there is grace
there is love
where there is mercy
there is love
where there is peace
there is love
where there’s a cross
there is God’s love . . !

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John 3:16
King James Version

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Only on The Cross ~

Only on the Cross ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Only on the cross,
will you find forgiveness
only on the cross will love
strengthen your weakness.

Only on the cross,
will you find happiness
only on the cross will love
ease your loneliness.

Only on the cross,
will you find inner peace
only on the cross will love
cause faith to be released.

Only on the cross,
will you find eternal grace
only on the cross will love
cause your sins to be erased

Only on the cross,
will you find love that is real
only on the cross . . .
can love restore and heal!

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John 3:16
King James Version

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

~ Amen and Amen ~

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Gift of Love ~

For God So Loved used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Before, I received the gift,
that forever changed my life
there was no hope or peace
only torment, conflict and strife.

I walked this earth alone,
I felt lost and forsaken
it was as if I were dead
my soul someone had taken.

I lived in constant fear,
my mind was full of doubt
I felt as if the whole world
had locked and shut me out.

But, then Jesus came,
and offered to me this gift
and as I accepted it
all my worries began to lift.

He gave me hope and faith,
as my heart opened to His love
He poured down grace and mercy
from the heavens up above.

Now I walk as one of His,
no longer am I in despair
for I know my Lord loves me
and my burdens He now bares.

Before, I embraced the gift of Jesus,
I was doomed for eternal hell
now I know with my Savior
in eternity with Him, I will dwell.

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John 3:16
King James Version

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Do You Know Him?

Do You Know Him by Thomas Roberts free photo2

Do you know Him,
He’s the Prince of Peace
did you know . . .
His love will never cease?

Do you know Him,
He’s God’s only Son
did you know . . .
He loves everyone?

Do you know Him,
He’s eternally steadfast
did you know . . .
His love will always last?

Do you know Him,
He’s the greatest story told
did you know . . .
His love is yours to behold?

Do you know Him,
He’s the centerpiece of life
did you know . . .
His love overcomes all strife?

Do you know Him,
if not let me introduce you
He is my Lord and Savior
and oh, how He loves you too!

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John 3:16

King James Version

“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.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


God Loves You ~

For God So Loved used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

God loves you,
it is true . . .
just take a look and see
what He did for you.

God loves you,
gave to you His only Son
just take a glimpse
at all He has done.

God loves you,
if you’d just believe
Jesus died for your sins
freedom you’d receive.

God loves you,
Jesus paid the debt
and into your heart
He’s longing to get.

God loves you,
eternal life is to be found
If you will give Jesus
your life to turn around.

God loves you,
it is true . . .
you ask me how I know
because my heart He drew!

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John 3:16
King James Version

‘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.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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