Countdown to Worship
“Way Maker,” Michael W. Smith.
First Music Offering
“Love God, Love People,” Danny Gokey.
Second Music Offering
“Church,” Cochren & Co.
Third Music Offering
“Nobody,” Casting Crowns.
“Is He Worthy?” Chris Tomlin.
Loving in the Kingdom,
Pastor Reward Sibanda.
Reward Sibanda is in the house this weekend. You will laugh, you will cry, but most of all, you’ll feel the love God has for you! Join us for an inspiring message of Loving in the Kingdom.
Why do you think it’s so difficult to love others?
Everyone is familar and know how to love.
Love comes directly from God.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
The expression of God’s love is giving.
Love is the entire theme of the Bible.
Matthew 22:37-40 New International Version
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
What if the person you are supposed to love is unloveable?
What if you cannot love yourself?
Are you the prisoner of words said in anger? Let it go.
God is love. You are precious and valuable to Him.
Once you learn how much God loves you, you can learn to love through Him, by His example and through the strength of his love.
AJ Washington: If you could see yourself as God sees you, you wouldn’t be distracted by the creation, but more in love with the Creator.
When you see how much God loves you, you will have no problem loving yourself.
How do we love the unloveable?
John 21:15-18 New International Version
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
Psalm 139:23-24 New International Version
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
New International Version
12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Never forget, God is in you and with you always. He will never forget you, He will never turn away. He is listening and always, God Loves You No Matter What!
Wednesday, April 14th
Not Your Mama’s Bible Study
Eyewitness Bible Series The Book of Acts
Acts is the history of the first churches and the spread of Christianity. After the death of Jesus, Christianity existed almost exclusively among the Jews. The first part of Acts portrays the meaning of Christianity, how it was shared, and how it was lived out in a closed community of Jews whose common culture was based on the Old Testament.
Complimentary dinner starts at 6pm, study starts at 6:30.
Be our guest. This week we will be serving:
• Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
• Garden Salad
• Brownies & Vanilla Ice Cream.
• Homemade Lemonade, Iced Tea.