It’s February and so naturally, the Sunday message is focused on the immeasurable power of Love. Love is expansive and reveals itself in many forms. For example, there is the familiar love expressed between a parent and child; or romantic love that is expressed between amorous partners. But love reaches beyond the physical. The most expansive form is known as Agape, the selfless love that extends to all people in all circumstances. This form of love draws from the Spirit within and is given without any expectations of receiving anything in return.
Selfless love is powerful. Jesus said that “The person who abides in love, abides in God.” Think about that: If you fill your very being with it, then you are living and moving and breathing in the very being of the Spirit of God.
When you come from a place of Spirit without any hidden agendas, then this transformative form of love begins to connect you with all people. And just as plainly, when you revert to loving from a place of ego and self-consciousness, then the love expressed is quite limiting.
As you grow in spiritual consciousness, your soul and Spirit take a more prominent role in how you interact with others. As such, you discover your love expands from family and friends to include your church family, neighbors, and community to eventually include everyone everywhere. In other words, you start seeing everyone you meet or envision with spiritual eyes. And as you love in this spiritual way, you learn to speak in the dialect of love most appreciated by others and yourself.
Join Reverend Dennis this Sunday for a lesson about how to use the dialects of love to draw more of it into your life.
Our featured ensemble is S.O.U.L. They are Gwen Gathercoal, Paul Gathercoal, Jim Turner, Dagan Williamson, and Patty Ashley.