Jesus said his disciples are to “love your enemies.” Whoa, now that’s a huge challenge and since
I am sure he meant it, (see Matthew 5:43-45) we need to consider it as we live our daily lives. How do we do it? The first and very important part for us is to own the fact that we are loved by
the Lord. He has proved it over and over again, but especially in sending Jesus Christ to take care of our sin problem. Once we know we are loved, we are freed to love others as Christ loves us.
Finally, God’s love imparted to us through the Holy Spirit enables us to do what is not natural from a human perspective. Please know, Jesus, in saying “love your enemies,” was not implying that we have to love what enemies may do or say to us. He simply stated that when love perme- ates our being and when we love God with all our hearts, we make love the measure in all our thoughts, words, and deeds. Let us commit to love each other as Christ loves us and relinquish all enemies into his hands so that he, through us, can love even them.
JOYFUL SONG, Pastor Curt
"This Week at St. Mark's"
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:45 am - Blended Worship Service and Children's Church
The nursery is open for infants and toddlers.
6:15 - Praise Team Practice
6:00 pm - Youth Group
6:15 pm - Choir practice
Please visit our calendar for a complete list of activities.