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Message for the week
Love is a word that is frequently used in a variety of circumstances. But there are many different kinds of love, love of a friend, parental love, puppy love, romantic love.

We all experience love in a variety of ways, sometimes is can be good, but we also know that sometimes is can hurt when it lets us down.

What we all need is love that will last, love that goes deep, love that is expressed by action. What we really need is God’s unconditional love.

The Apostle John said    “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation, or offering, for our sins”. (1 John chapter 4 verse10)

Just think, though we did not love God, He loved us and acted on that love. He sent His Son, Jesus, into this world to die a sacrificial death on our behalf. Jesus took the due punishment we deserved for the sins we commit when He died on the cross.

God’s love is amazing because it is proactive, it is expressed by action. It’s a love we all need. Other forms of love have their place, but nothing less than God’s love can take the place of His love. We need the real love that only God can display.

In spite of living our lives ignoring God, He still loves each of us and desires that we all come into the blessings which stem from His love and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

God therefore invites us to come near to God and receive His amazing love by repenting of our sins, exercising faith and taking the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work of salvation on the cross as our saviour from God’s eventual judgement.

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”. (Romans chapter 5 verse 8)