At Lighthouse Baptist Church, we want you to know that you are loved! Now, the word “love” gets used in many ways today. Some people really love sports or love pizza or love Fridays. But God’s Word, the Bible, tells us all about God’s love and that He truly loves you.
But you know what?
This is not just a sappy cliché or an empty statement. The fact is, God does love you, but He didn’t just say that. He actually showed His love for us by His actions.
You see, anyone can say anything. So, an “I love you”—depending on the source—may not (sadly) mean very much. But a person who actually does something or many somethings, demonstrating their love for you, all the while saying it—well, that’s pretty special.
And coming from God, that’s pretty awesome.
So Real Love Works means, God’s love for you worked. God showed you and me by His works and actions that He loves us. He didn’t just say it, He did it.
What did He do? I’ll let the Bible answer that: “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him…he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:9, 10b).
So Jesus—God in the flesh—actually died in your place. He was punished for your sins and mine! That is some love! Want to read more? Just click here.
But there is another part of Real Love Works. You see, since God showed us how to love others when He loved us, we want to love others too by our works. So all throughout this month we are seeking ways we can be a help to our community so we can show them God’s love.
And we are inviting everyone to join us Sunday, July 27 at 10:15 am for our LoveWorks Sunday. We will have a special service and then provide a FREE LUNCH cookout for everyone who attends. We would love to have a chance to serve you and show you God’s love.
Because of Jesus’ Love,
Michael De Leon, pastor
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