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Half the Old Testament is the word Remember. No, that’s not true. It’s 48%. I just rounded up. As Israel forgot, so do we. Today’s insert is a simple reminder of some of the standards we work to maintain as we sing for the Lord. My prayer is that you […]

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Loving is About Others

November 25th, 2016

As Christians, our lives are to be completely about others. It’s strange… the times we’re most selfless are the times God blesses us the most. When we’re focused on others instead of ourselves, it actually helps US! 

Loving others is not about loving self, though. The blessings of God are not the motivation… they’re the byproduct. We love others because God first loved us. ­­

As Christians who come to church often, we learn the right words to say. We know how to put on a good act, huh? We do church, we do service, we do camp, we do all the right things. But do you do them in LOVE? True love is unconditional. It’s not an act. It’s not faked. It goes to the core of you. 

It’s like… your character. Remember about your character? It’s like the ancient hieroglyphics. They made characters in the walls by grinding a rock into another rock–over and over and over again until it made a groove. Then a shape. Then a character of the alphabet, or a letter. 

Characters are made over time, over repetitive acts–doing the same thing over and over and over again until it forms a “groove” in your soul. Your character is determined by your repetitive acts. 

So do you repeatedly show love to others? Is it part of you? Is loving others at your core, or do you only put on an act when it’s time to act? 

I’m not accusing anyone of anything. I legitimately think you’re a group of truly loving people. Thank you for that. Keep it up, and keep it real. 

Love God wholly. Love others unconditionally. Do right always. 

-Bro. Ryan

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