Love as Our Witness
Jesus said that the world would know we follow Him by our love for others. Throughout history, the church has done this best when we’ve shared the love of Christ through the areas of education, healthcare, and poverty. What a powerful witness of being a church that loves people well, whether they respond to our gospel or not. The Book of I John presents a culture similar to our postmodern one, proclaiming redemption through the divine nature of the human soul, not through repentance of sin and faith in Christ to bring about spiritual rebirth. John’s letter is not a list of do’s and don’ts, but a testament to what Christ has already done. God’s work through Jesus’ death and resurrection is the mandate for us to love the world and demonstrate our faith in action. We want our people to have the skills and habits necessary to reach the lost around them. An underlying theme of this series is to build evangelistic fervor, leading up to Easter services.