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Bible Theme of the Month

December 2022/January 2023 
LOVE

Bible Class with Pastor Yirang 

1 John 4:12

“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.”!'

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Pastor Yirang joined us today to teach us about love. She highlighted to us how God's love is real even when we can't tangibly see it. When we love one another, we have to show it in our words and actions, and just like it says in 1 John 4:12, God's love will be made perfect in us. We hope to learn how to love one another just like God first loved us in our sin.

Chapel with Pastor Dave
 

LUKE 10:25–37 (ESV) And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him.And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”

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Thank you Pastor Dave, for teaching us about love. The good Samaritan story is the best example of how to love our neighbor. The Samaritan was a neighbor and not the Jewish priest or the Levite who ignored and did not help the injured Samaritan. Just like the Samaritan who felt sorry for the wounded Jewish man and cared for him, we should learn to love our friends who are sometimes not so kind to us. Jesus, please help us to love all my friends by sharing and helping them. 

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