Pastor Mike’s Minute Message: The Expression of Love

Posted: January 17, 2014 in Pastor Mike's Minute Message
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If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?” (1 John 3:17 NLT)

I’m always thrilled at Christmas time to see my people gather up presents for our local Angel Tree program, as we give needy kids presents at Christmastime. Beyond that, anytime there’s a fire, flood, tornado or death, our people rally together to meet the need. When times get tough, I watch with great satisfaction as I see God’s people sacrifice to help another thru a tight spot. Small Town America is a wonderful place to live!

The Bible makes it very clear that our faith in God must give way towards Christian action. Anyone can talk about love, but the Christ Life is truly about sharing with others & being there for those in need. Loving God must translate to loving & serving others with grace & joy, not vague words & hollow promises.

Mother Teresa once said,

Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”

If we love God, it must manifest into serving others. Let God lead you to those that are waiting for your touch! You are loved today!

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