What is God’s Love?Published 11:06am Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Webster’s Dictionary defines love as a profoundly tender passionate affection for another person or a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection. What is love to you? I’m sure if you were to talk to several folks, each one would give you a different answer. Do you ever feel that no one loves you? I John 4:10 tells us: Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be the propitiation for our sins. Love explains #1 why God creates, because He loves, He creates people to love. #2 Why does God care? Because He loves us, He cares for us, even when we sin. #3 Why did Christ die for us? because His love for us caused him to find a solution to the problem of sin; and lastly why should we receive eternal life? because His love expresses itself to us forever.
So, what is love? God is love and He’s always pouring out that love on you and me. So the next time that you feel alone and think that no one loves you, remember God loves you!
Belated birthday wishes go out this week to Jean Thomas on Aug. 1, Vicki Ferguson on Aug. 2, Zachery Jansen on Aug. 3, Scott Parrish and Steve Perry on Aug. 4, A.J. Hughes and Patrick Ray on Aug. 5 and Brook Fortinberry and Pat Halbrooks on Aug. 6.
Belated anniversary wishes to Steve and Elaine Perry on Aug. 5.
Celebrating birthdays this week are Aubrei Parker and Billy T. Shadden on Aug. 7, Kenneth Robbins on Aug. 8, Gary Chandler and Hayden Coleman on Aug. 9, Callen Bloodworth and Jonathan Dove on Aug. 10, Kailey Carpenter, Autumn Lewis, Justin Davis, Gerald Dugger and Susan Moral on Aug. 11, Zachary Smith, Garrett Cobbs, Doug Keel, Savannah Miller and Michael Townsend on Aug. 12, Latisha Hines, Anna Patterson and Katie Sharp on Aug. 13, Chelsea Montgomery, Ford Gates and Brooke Petty and Ali Petzold Mast on Aug. 14.
Happy anniversary to Bobby and Nell Naylor on Aug. 7, Brian and Amanda Collins on Aug. 9, Charles and Evelene Teague on Aug. 9, David and Ramona Dean on Aug. 10, Dan and Denise Ratje on Aug. 11, Mark and Marsha Barton on Aug. 14 and Charlie and Mandi Cook.
Sheriff Ana Franklin will conduct a town hall meeting in the fellowship hall of New Center Baptist Church Tues., Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. This meeting is to discuss community happenings and talk about the new gun bill and to educate everyone about the new law and answer any questions about how they can better serve our community. For more information, see John Stinson.