Monday 28 October 2013

Experiencing God's Love

Glory to God!

The Lord is speaking to us about His extravagant love and yesterday He showed us that to live in Him is to live in love. 

"God is love. Whoever lives in love, lives in God and God in him." 1 John 4:16

Looking at Luke 7:36-50 the Lord showed us the difference between a self-righteous attitude and God's extravagant love. He showed us that the self-righteous, who think they don't need much forgiveness, love little but those who receive much forgiveness will love much. The self-righteous Pharisee took one look at Jesus and the sinful woman, judged them and rejected them. Jesus, who lived in the Father's extravagant love, really saw the sinful woman, was compassionate toward her and lifted her up. The woman loved much because she was forgiven much - she had entered the realm beyond where she found God's mercy and grace in abundance. God's kindness led her to true repentance and love.   

True love sees the person and not just the sin.
True love feels with the person and is compassionate.
True loves builds the other person up and lifts him/her up.

It is God's will that the Church reveal His extravagant love - a love that reveals His nature and His extravagant mercy and grace. As those who live in God and therefore live in love, we are responsible to be the revelation of Divine love. It is this love that reveals that we are Jesus' disciples!

Upcoming events

08.12. - KLF Christmas Musical @ 15:00 at Eastsite 15
24.01. - 26.01. - Worship seminar with Francois Botes 

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