This past Sunday we welcomed 30 new partners, celebrated 4 baptisms, and said farewell to Pastor Mark and Pastor Rachel as they continue their journey at The Bridge in Chino Hills.
What’s probably one of the most misread passages in the New Testament? If you’ve ever been to a wedding you’ve probably heard something said about it. It’s the ‘Love Chapter’ found in 1 Corinthians 13. The writer is talking to a community of Jesus followers and they all have their ego’s tied in a knot and dissension is happening. They are thinking because they have certain skills (spiritual gifts) God loves them more or they must be closer to God than the other followers of Jesus. So Paul addresses them all with a little ‘Hey, it’s time to do a reality check and focus on the thing that makes all the difference in the world – God’s love’. God’s love is not some sentimental mushy quote or poem written on a greeting card. Instead, the love of God is completely selfless and promises to change us all in so many ways – to make all the difference in the world
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
We are reminded that everything we have in life comes from God – everything! That means our skills, passions, jobs, personalities, income and material possessions. this message reminds use to be humble with what we have and to remember ALL we have belongs to God, including our lives as we will see as several people are baptized.
Psalms 24:1, James 1:17, 2 Peter 1:3, Colossians 1:16