My Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
United Methodist Church
300 W Second Ave, Lenoir City, TN 37771
Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Trinity - a Five-Star Church
Sunday School/Small Group 9:45
Choir Rehearsal 10:30
Love in Christ,
February is upon us and our attention turns to LOVE. The world is focused on sweethearts, engagement rings, candy, candle- light dinners, etc.; better known as ‘romantic love.’ It is a time for us, as Christians, to focus on LOVE as well; our LOVE for God and our neighbors. Perhaps this year, during the month of February, we will focus on the kingdom principle of LOVE. So ask yourself these questions: How can I deepen my relationship with God by loving Him more and actually receiving His love out of His grace and mercy for me? And, in what ways can I better live into ‘loving my neighbor as myself’? You are greatly loved by God, therefore, let us greatly love our God and our neighbors!
This year one of our church focus areas will be deciding how to best SHARE the love of Jesus with our community. There is a great book titled, “Get Their Name” (easy read/copies available). The whole idea is to build a relationship with people we encounter in our daily living. After a time, we hope to have a relationship with them that allows us to share Jesus Christ. One of the main ideas in the book is to “share your story.” Ask yourself these questions: How has God been present in your life during the past few weeks? Where has He revealed Himself to you? How has He used you or moved you to grow in discipleship? Our stories are an important part of being able to SHARE the love of Jesus Christ with those around us. Practice sharing you story with someone close to you. The more you share your story, the easier it will be to share it with strangers when the opportunity is given.
My Brothers and Sisters, know that you are LOVED beyond measure and that God has great plans for you, your life, and your family. Therefore, Go! and SHARE that love with those who need it most.
Large enough to serve, Small enough to care