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Opinion / Religion - February 20, 2017


Ministers Minutes:

"JUST LOVE."

Valentine’s Day has come and gone. A specific day out of the year when we make a special effort to tell others by our words and actions that, "I LOVE YOU." So does that mean we do not need to show others that we care and love them the other 364 days out of the year? Of course not. Our love for others should be displayed every day….not just on Valentine’s Day. Likewise, our love for Christ and His church and His people and those who do not know Him should also be displayed every day…not just on Sunday.

I hear people say all the time, "Preachers, churches, pastors don’t preach on sin anymore, they don’t preach on hell anymore, they are afraid to step on anyone’s toes anymore." In some cases maybe that is true but I am just as concerned that people who go to church, people who call themselves Christians, and people who can quote scripture from the Bible don’t seem to show God’s love much anymore! The Word of God talks about a lot of subjects including sin and heaven and hell but it also talks a lot about love too. Before we start screaming scriptures at people….how about we try showing them the love of Christ first. Let’s do more than memorize and quote these scriptures on love. Let’s live them out daily!

1. "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. Luke 6:32

2. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:35

3. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself." There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12:30:31

4. "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:10

5. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

As you read this article maybe you are thinking to yourself, "I want to show others that I am a real Christian. I want to make a difference. I want to make an impact on my family members." What should I do first? What should I do most? What should I do today and every day? How about……Just Love!

Pastor Rodney Worsham

First Assembly of God Church

 

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