"I Love You"
Because God’s hand is leading us and because of God’s supporting love, we are not afraid. We are not overcome. On Sunday, the sermon text is Isaiah 43:1-7, in which God says, “Do not fear” (v.1) and “Do not be afraid” (v. 5) and “I love you” (v. 5). Friends, be of good courage: God is with us (v.5), and when we walk through the fire, the Lord promises that we will not be burned (v.2). Thanks be to our faithful God!
Music: "Speak, O Lord" by Mary McDonald
I hope you will agree that "Love First" is a helpful way to express who we are called to be, but have you given much thought to what it means to "Love First" lately? Surely it means something significantly different than being an affectionate church!
Over the next two weeks we are going to return to the fundamentals as we return to God's Word. We will reconsider what it means to love and what it looks like to make love our priority in this world.