September 25, 2020 - LISTEN HEREJohn 3:16
No discussion about love would be complete without including what is arguably the most well-known verse in the Bible. John 3:16 describes the essence of our relationship with Jesus. This is the foundation of Christianity and what we refer to as The Gospel.
Emphasizing how important it was for humanity to live in love, Jesus summarized His entire message in just two commands: Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind; and love your neighbor as yourself.
Which brings us back to God is Love – a noun and a verb. Remember that divine love is agape love, the highest form of love that is everlasting and given freely, without judgment. There’s nothing we can do to deserve it or earn it.
Jesus freed humanity as he was mocked, spat upon and beaten. God donated his son to be the ultimate sacrifice...to atone for our sins and bring us back to Him.
Dear Lord, through Your Grace and Mercy, we are part of the Kingdom of Heaven through Your great love for us. The promise is not going to be delivered when we die, but by Your love and through the Holy Spirt, we are part of the Kingdom of Heaven right now. Dear God, You are the same yesterday, today, tomorrow, and forever. You may not approve of the sinful behavior, but no matter what, once we have accepted Jesus into our heart, Your love for us is without fail. You have promised to never abandon us. We are grateful for Your sacrifice, Your grace, and most importantly for a glimpse into what it means to feel Agape Love. We worship You and we thank You for all You do for our lives. In Jesus’s name, Amen.
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