Acceptance comes from love. The world says I will love you if you meet my approval and my standards. Jesus has accepted us in spite of our weaknesses and sin. His love is called agape love because He loves us even if we do not love Him. He loves us no matter what! This is the kind of love we should have for one another! We may not approve of what another does or says but we should be willing to overlook their faults and love them. Jesus looks beyond our faults and loves us anyway!
Forgiveness is another product of love. God loved us so much He sent His only Son to die for our sins so that we might be forgiven our sins and made righteous and worthy to receive eternal life. Don’t hold a grudge. Don’t seek revenge. Don’t bring up past sins openly. Forgive and forget! Be kind one to another.
If we love one another we will serve one another. Demonstrate love in action! Love is something we do! We need to confess our sins one to another and pray of one another. Encourage one another! Be positive!
When we are a godly example and show love for others our actions can be a testimony to an unsaved person (or even a fellow believer). “Let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.” James 5:16
Jane and Sandra sang “His Name is Wonderful”, the choir sang “He’s My King” and Donald sang “He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Needs”. Youth will be going to Winter Jam this weekend in Atlanta.