The last time I (Jarrod) preached about love a friend at Dayspring texted the entire lyrics of Bob Marley’s song One Love to me while I was preaching. At this point I’m guessing most of us have heard this song or at least some of this song but just in case here’s a little bit of the lyrics:
Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (One love!)
There is one question I’d really love to ask (One heart!)
Is there a place for the hopeless sinners,
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own beliefs?
One love! What about the one heart? One heart!
What about, people? Let’s get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One love!)
So shall it be in the end (One heart!),
All right! Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right,
Let’s get together and feel all right, one more thing!
When you read the first letter to the church in Ephesus from the book of Revelation the one thing that Jesus critiques them on is forgetting what it means to love. If Marley were to ask, “Is there a place for the hopeless sinners?” to the church in Ephesus they might tell Marley to try another church.
The bottom line is that when the church ceases to love, it also ceases to be the church.
Join us this week as we explore Jesus last words on love in the church. And in case you missed last week, you can use the button below to catch up on Revelation 1.
Thursday, April 17th The Ethan Parker Band and God’s Dirt will be hosting a benefit concert at Skully’s Music Diner at 6 pm. The benefit goes to support Project Primavera, an effort to help mentor young people build life skills through learning music. You can learn more by clicking the logo above.
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