“It’s not a stretch to say that the entire Bible is a book about love,” writes my friend and fellow preacher, Eric Reynolds, from Fayetteville Tennessee.
Eric continues this thought with these Biblical observations. “Jesus says the greatest commands are to love God and love your neighbor, and that all the law and the prophets hang on these two commands.” (Matt 22:37-40)
“Paul says that God showed his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” (Rom. 5:8)
“So whether it is the law of Moses, the prophecies, or the Gospel of the New Testament, At the core of the story is love: God’s love for us, our love for God, and our love for others, and what all of this looks like when worked out.”
My brother applies this principle to our Sunday worship services. “When we assemble today we experience the love of God through his word, through communion in the death of his Son, and through fellowship with each other. And we show our love through our worship of God and in our edifying of each other.”
Indeed love has the power to change us. Transform us. Mold us. Make us. Restore our soul. Redirect our mind. Rekindle our passion. And revive our commitment.
May our worship today renew our love for God. And one another.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman