Unleashing the Love of God in the Lives of His People*
This coming Sunday, we’re starting a new sermon series; a nine-week study of 1 John which we’re calling Contagious Love. The book of 1 John is about enjoying fellowship with the God who is love, and this love overflowing and being unleashed in the lives of His people.
It can be summed up like this: “We love, because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)
Is love the first word that pops into your mind when you think of the church – of our church – Westminster Chapel? Is love something we’re known for, something we radiate to all we meet? We want it to be!
In our culture which is constantly obsessing about the true nature of love, the book of 1 John is an eye-opener, packed with solid wisdom based on our Creator God’s ideal of what love is and how it should be modeled (i.e. “walk as Jesus did”).
Through digging deeper into this book, we hope God will build a love-soaked, love-rich community that can only be explained by Jesus: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35). We want to build our church up in love that we might overflow with His love to a needy world longing for love; that His love might become contagious, from our church into our city.
To help us do this as a church, we’ve come up with fun and interactive ways of ‘spreading the love’, thanks to our Creative Team. Watch our website and Social Media for more on this!
We’re also running alongside this series, our Summer of Fun for 8 weeks. Instead of majoring on a topic or course, through our Equip Academy, we want to major on fellowship and loving one another, and so we’ve put in place a series of fun, light-hearted, friendship-building activities, to run after church 11th June – 6th August.
Join us for this journey: every Sunday at 11am.
Missed the start of the series? Catch up here:
11th June – Love Came Down
18th June – Love Struck, Not Love Stuck
25th June – Two Loves
2nd July – Love Lies Bleeding
9th July – Beloved Children of God
16th July – Love’s Ancient Enemy
23rd July – Passing the Love Test
30th July – Out of this World Love
*Credit to John Ortberg for this brilliant sentence.