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Love, Love, Love!  That’s What It’s All About!

 Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Grace to you and peace!  If I were to boil the next three months worth of Sunday Sermons down to a concentrated message, that would be it.  I remember learning a camp song that put it memorably.

Love, love, love.

That’s what it’s all about.

Since God loves us

We love each other

Mother, father, sister, brother.

Everybody sing and shout,

‘Cuz that’s what it’s all about.

It’s about love, love, love!

Love takes different shapes in our lives and this Summer we will engage in Three series of Sermons, each holding a different take on that central message: “It’s about love!”

 

Taking on the Ten Commandments (4 Weeks; June 3-24)

Jesus summed up all the teachings of the Law and the Prophets in one line: Love God and love your neighbor as yourself.  During the month of June, we’ll take a look at the roles of the Ten Commandments both in pointing to our need for the grace and mercy of God in Jesus Christ as well as an expression of our faith in daily living.

 

Exploring 1 John (4 Weeks; July 8-29)

The First Letter of John is all about love: God’s love for us and the love that we share for one another.  In July, we’ll follow our year of studying John’s Gospel by taking a deep dive into a short letter that echoes the rich themes of John’s Gospel: God’s love for a rebellious world, God’s light shining into the darkness, and the relationship between faith and daily living.

 

The Book of Ruth (4 Weeks; August 5-26)

Love and faithfulness—both human and divine—and the unpredictable nature of how God is at work in the world broadening our vision to see beyond our own self-imposed borders.  These themes hold the underlying message of the Book of Ruth.  These four weeks we’ll explore the story of the great-grandmother of King David and how God works in the world by drawing people together from every land!

 

In Christ’s Service,

Pastor Ben