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Friday, September 8, 2023

God’s Transforming Love


1 John 4: 19-21

“19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”

Have you ever thought to yourself, “people will never change”?  We all know people who pretend to be one thing but are, in reality, something (or someone) else.

As Christians, we believe that God can change people and that this change will manifest itself in that person’s behavior, their speech, their emotions, and actions. The love of God transforms them into a new creation and God’s love will shine forth from them into the lives of others.

People can change and are being changed, but only through the love, mercy and grace of God.


May the love of Christ be with you

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)


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