Free Christians, Loving Church–1
As we try to be the church with our fallen natures, loving each other is often a difficult assignment, but it is so important. Often we want love to be easy; we maintain the appearance of "getting along," and we spend time talking to each other at coffee fellowship or after church. But love is so much more than that. If we are going to love each other like Jesus loved us it involves self-sacrifice and actual investment in each other's lives. We can't excuse our shallow worldly "love" as Christian love. When Jesus commands that we love each other, He meant that we should be willing to give 51% in every relationship; never shifting the responsibility on the other person to come to us. May God grant us the strength to go 51% in our relationships with each other.
This Sunday is an exciting Sunday. We have our regular Sunday school hour (adults & teens studying 1 Samuel) and morning worship (continuing our Being the Body series in 1 Corinthians 8), but in the evening service we will have a new member service as we welcome Phil and Shannon Armstrong into our membership followed by a time of fellowship and youth SNAC. I hope you will plan to be at all of these services to worship with God's people, hear God's Word, and be God's church. See you Sunday!