Pastor’s Message

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
God loved the world. Of course, you may say. He has to love it; He made it. It’s His place. And God IS love, so we are often told. And God must love me, so we think. Who wouldn’t love me?
Love has become so generic a word that it almost means nothing. So what can it mean that God loves us?
Little words can help us here, particularly this one little word ‘so’. God so loved the world. In this way He loved the world, that He gave Jesus, His one and only Son, to enter the world and live for the world, in the place of us all. He gave His Son to take up all that is unloveable about the world onto Himself. He gave His Son to die with it all, so that what can’t really be loved is taken way, and we remain, to be loved by Him.
God’s love is very particular, unique, delivered in the cross of Jesus Christ. God loves you this way, and we invite you to join us and hear more of this so kind of love.
In Jesus,
Pastor Warren Hamp

 

Pastor Warren Hamp