Consider this… God loves you! “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” AMAZING! But what is even more amazing is this. Before we could ever love Him, He loved us!!! And not only that… God showed His love for us by sacrificing His Son Jesus on the cross for our sins. When there was no love for God in my heart, His heart was overflowing with love for me! AMAZING! His judgment for all of our sins was poured out upon Jesus on the cross. Our sin debt was paid in full!!! The fact is this… “We love Him, because He first loved us.” This same love of God has been given to us by God! Yes, by His Holy Spirit we are empowered to love others just as God loved us. We love God, and we love each other because God first loved us! Romans 5:5 says, “… The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given to us.” LOVE originates with GOD! “The fruit of the Spirit is love….” Loving God and loving each other presents a powerful picture of who we are in Christ! Let HIS love mark your life! Let this love identify you as being a follower of Jesus!


Pastor Mike <><