FROM THE PASTOR ..

God’s Love

Paul wrote to the Ephesians that he was praying for them. “I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge— that you may be filled to measure of the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19) The Psalmist writes, “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him.” (Psalm 103:11) The scope of God’s love is beyond description. To know God’s love is to be filled with God.

Elton Trueblood once wrote: “How do I want to be remembered? Not primarily as a Christian scholar but rather as a loving person. This can be the goal of every person.” How can we be loving?

We need to remember, “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Rom. 5:8) We need to share God’s love as Jesus taught us: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matt. 22:39) We need to love God. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30)

Rick Warren wrote: “The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.” Our response to God’s love is praise. “I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, higher than the heavens.” (Psalm 108:3-4) Let’s respond right now. Now is the best time for our love.

~ Pastor Ken

October 1
Showing His Love
Romans 5:1-8

October 8
The Greatness of God’s
Love
Ephesians 3:14-19

October 15
Vessels for God’s Love
I John 4:7-11

October 22
Rev. Dianne Steelman

October 29
Rev. Chris Osterbrock
I Thessalonians 2:7-8

Recorded Messages

10/15/17      Vessels for God’s Love

10/08/17     The Greatness of God’s Love

10/01/17      Showing His Love

09/24/17     Learning to Serve

09/17/17      Filled With Joy

09/10/17     A Family in Mission

09/03/17     Growing Together

08/27/17     Power in God’s Promises

08/13/17     Guidance From God

08/06/17     Life to the World

07/30/17     God Meets Our Needs

07/23/17     God Works for the Good

07/09/17    God’s Glory Never Ends

07/09/17     Doing Good For God

06/25/17     Strength From God

06/18/17     Our Father’s Promise

06/04/17    Promise of Eternal Life

05/21/17     Honoring Parents

05/07/17     Noble Women

05/07/17     Marriage Matters

04/30/17     Changed by God’s Mission

04/23/17     Changed by God’s Word

04/16/17     Changed by God’s Power

04/02/17     Changed by a Relationship

03/26/17     Asking for Help

03/19/17     Choosing to Thank God

03/12/17     Choosing to Come Home

02/29/17     Choosing to Help

02/19/17     Finding Help Together

01/29/17      The Road To Change

01/08/17     The Place to Be

12/11/16       Room For Jesus

12/04/16     Mary Finds Favor – Pastor Chris

11/27/16     God Works Miracles in Our Lives

11/20/16     God Blesses Others Through Us

11/13/16     God Multiplies Our Gifts

11/06/16     God Changes Things

10/30/16     The Expectation of God’s Love

10/23/16     The Nature of God’s Love

10/16/16     The Commitment of God’s Love

10/09/16     The Scope of God’s Love

09/25/16     The Position of Service

09/18/16     God’s Grace Gifts – Pastor Chris

08/28/16     God Helps Us Overcome Temptation

08/21/16     God Helps Us Overcome Isolation

08/14/16     God Helps Us Overcome Suffering

08/07/16    God Helps Us Overcome Sin

07/10/16     Leader of the Team

06/26/16    Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters

06/19/16     Parents and Children

06/05/16    How Loved We Are

05/22/16    Prayer and Devotion

05/15/16    A Prayer of Salvation

05/08/16   Praying for Family

05/01/16   Prayer in the Hour of Need

04/24/16  Waiting on God

04/17/16  Caring

04/10/16  Listening

03/13/16  Easter – Finding Jesus

03/20/16  Worship Together

03/13/16  Jesus’ Compassion

03/06/16  God’s Grace

02/28/16  Who Jesus Is

02/23/16  A Solid Church

02/14/16  Working Together

02/07/16  Freely

01/31/16  Only Trust Him

01/24/16  The Strength You Have

01/10/16  In God We Trust

01/03/16 Called