God is love. And so people who love God should love like he does. And in today’s climate we offer several articles about what it might look like to love others well. You could heal a divide between somebody with different beliefs than you through listening and empathy. Or you can pray short prayers asking God to help you stay focused on what really matters – loving him and others. Or find a way to be hospitable in a COVID world in an effort to tear down the barriers which divide. But whatever you do, let the love of God overflow to others around you this week!
Talking with the Other Side
Can the United States resurrect the lofty goal enshrined at our founding: that of e pluribus unum (“out of many, one”)—rather than the current trend of one splintering into many? For those willing to pursue the goal of civil conversation with adversaries, I suggest the following steps.
20 One-Sentence Prayers that Will Change Your Day
Sometimes I convince myself that I’m too busy to pray. The reality is, though, we can pray a simple prayer that may be only one sentence long yet God will answer it, because He answers our prayers not by how eloquently we pray but by how much faith we pray with.
Tearing Down Fences Through Hospitality
Building on this past message on loving others, several years back, Pastor Brent looked at what the writers of the New Testament taught about hospitality and how through hospitality we can tear down the fences between us and those around us in the world..
Let the Love of God Overflow
If you missed Pastor Amy’s message on Sunday, it was a great reminder to draw close to God. But simply loving God more without letting that overflow into a love for others is not what he intended.
Message Discussion Questions
We hope the message from each Sunday sticks with you beyond the Sunday morning worship service. Take a moment to consider the questions below, and even better, talk to somebody (who attends the church or doesn’t) about them.
- Why do you think your ability to love others is so connected to your love of God?
- How is your relationship with God impacted when you fail to love others well?
- What’s one tangible way you can love others this week?
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