Pastor Joel started the year by stating, "Before the gospel will ever make sense to us, we have to understand the why. And the why is love. John 3:16 says that, “for God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
God loves us. And He has loved us so that we could and would love others.
We spent an entire year looking for love throughout the Bible. And it wasn't a hard search. Looking for the love of God isn't hard. Loving others for God is hard. We were challenged all year to pray a simple prayer: “God, please give me one person to love for you today. Amen.” Well, 2014 is coming to a close. Pastor Joel's prayer is that we never stop praying that prayer and that we never get tired of loving people with the love of God!
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