A Message Of God’s Love Found In Christmas From Pastor Rip
Merry Christmas everyone.
As we celebrate the arrival of Jesus Christ and His return, we turn our focus to God’s love and what love really is — Christ coming to earth because of His love for us.
By now, I’m sure you've already heard the familiar words of "O Holy Night" this year. Don't miss the truth of the final verse: “Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love and His gospel is peace”
Amazingly, you are God's treasure and, if you follow Him, He will be your treasure too.
I love the wording of the New Living translation of 1 John 4:10. It reads.
"This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sin.“
We can love because He first loved us!
And Romans 5:8 reads, "But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us!"
Despite our constant battles with sin and personal rebellion, God loves us!
That’s right! God. loves. you.
This isn't a love of fancy words or a love that’s based on our performance.
This is a love that says,
“I am willing to love you no matter what."
If we want to know how to love one another, we can just look at the love that sent Jesus to earth to live a life of love and pay the price for all of our sins.
It's all about love.
This isn't a love of fancy words and impossible tasks.
Here are a few suggestions about living a life of love.
1. Share God’s love for you with others by sharing with someone about a time in your life when you felt most loved by God.
2. Encourage someone to experience God’s love in a loving community by inviting a friend to your church's Christmas worship service or event. Most people become a part of a church because they're invited by a friend.
3.Take time to ask yourself: Am I trying to love people the same way Christ loves me?
You must realize that Jesus’s mission is all about love
Our Heavenly Father loves us so much that He gave us the most precious One in the universe, His Son Jesus Christ!
We can ask the Father to Keep us away from the thieves that would steal the message of love and joy of Christmas.
So remember, the next time you hear “O Holy Night” to listen closely for that last verse because surely, He taught us to love one another!
Remember that God loves you and we, here at Grace-Point Fellowship, we love you too.
May you, your family and friends enjoy a peaceful and joy-filled Christmas.
God bless you and His favor rest upon you!