Love God First

love god firstToday I understand how love can change the world.  We have received the love of God and thus, we are able to love even the most undeserving.  We can do this because we have been loved with the unfailing, abundant love of God that has been lavished on us.  (Someone reminded me after the sermon of the use of the word “lavish” to describe the grace of God.  See Ephesians 1:7-8.)

Jesus, as the only human who ever perfectly loved God, shows us how to do this.  Staying connected to the source of love (which is God himself) is what enables us to love.  My sermon reflection for today can’t be stated any better than from the words of scripture, “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19).  Get to know the love of God and allow him to transform you into a person who loves.

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Byron FikePreaching Minister

Byron has been the preaching minister at Clear Lake since 1999. He and his wife have three grown children, who have also devoted their lives to serving the Lord. In his personal time, Byron likes to read books, watch movies, and play with his little dog Willie. He also is an avid follower of Alabama football, having grown up in Tuscaloosa during the glory days of Bear Bryant.

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