Welcome back to our 2nd week of our 4 week Advent series: Keeping Our Hearts Focused on Jesus!
We are so glad to have you joining us for a second round! This week we are talking about Love….
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
-1 John 9-10-
There is sacrifice in love. We see this in delivery rooms as mothers give birth to their precious babies through pain that is mixed with the love in their hearts. This mixture of love and sacrifice God knows very well. He did the same for us that very first Christmas over 2,000 years ago. He sent Jesus into the world not because we loved Him, but because He loved us. Jesus willingly came to be the Rescuer, to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins….because of His love.
Are you feeling unlovable today? Are you feeling broken, tired or forgotten?
Embrace Jesus this Advent. Slow down this week, spend time with the One who laid down His life for you.
He came because of His love.
Week 2 Video: Love
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Week 2: Reading Plan
Week 2: Memory Verse
Week 2: Challenge
This week express your love by slowing down and intentionally giving the gift of your time to those God has placed in your life. Take time to write that special handwritten letter….personal, heartfelt letters like that make wonderful, priceless Christmas presents that don’t hurt the gift-giving budget. This week, make time for sitting a little longer around the dinner table to engage in conversations. Make cookies with your kids, surprise a relative or friend who is house bound and needs some encouragement. Intentionally look people in the eyes this week and speak a word of love or encouragement to that individual.
Share with us how you are intentionally loving others this week! We can’t wait to hear!
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Thanks so much for joining us! We’ll see you again on Wednesday!
Love God Greatly!