1 John 1
The theme tonight is love…that we who are Christians ought to show love for each other, because God first loved us.
18 Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 19 Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. 20 Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.
21 Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence. 22 And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him.
But what does it look like to show love? I know how to show it to my family…what about to those in my church? We are new to this church and do not know many there, but I hope that will change once we begin attending the small group sessions. I pray the Lord will show me — and prompt me — on ways to show love. Sometimes I am so insulated and oblivious to what goes on around me! Lord, please give me your eyes and your heart…as Brandon Heath sings here: