Pastor Jon’s Corner – Feb 14th

1 John 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for  our brothers and sisters.

St Valentine was killed for his faith on 14th Feb 269 AD for helping persecuted Christians and marrying Christian couples. His love for our saviour was such that he laid down his life. He considered his life to be of less value than that of his saviour. True love is when we value someone else’s life over our own. 1 Corinthians 13 lists the biblical attributes of love. However, the simplest way to put is is to say love is not selfish. Your ability to die to your selfish ways will determine your ability to love freely and extravagantly with the other person in focus. Surely it’s better to give than receive. The message of the cross reveals Jesus’ love for us but the message of the cross also calls us to die in other that we can impact the world with our love. Happy valentines day now show the world your love 🙂

Prayer Today: That the world would know us by our love.

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