Look at these verses. I wonder if you can fill in the blanks without checking your Bibles. 🙂
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing __________.” Jeremiah 31:3
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, __________ each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
“All this is from God, who __________ us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of __________…” 2 Corinthians 5:18
Want the answers?! Here they are, respectively:
As we draw near the end of our fall series Generous, I want to spend time with us this Sunday, transforming relationships.
“Whoa! Wow, Pastor! That’s a bold claim.”
Fair enough, but I do so backed up by the power of God’s word. Kindness, forgiveness, and reconciliation are some of the most generous words in the Bible. And they don’t start with us! They start with God! We worship a God who draws us to Him in unfailing kindness. We worship a God who has forgiven all our sins. We worship a God who has reconciled us to Himself and given us a ministry of reconciliation. Wow!
But how are all these words related to each other and our life loving God and others? That’s our task this Sunday as we walk with God, with each other, in God’s word. I pray you’ll generously join us!
In Christ alone,
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