Nothing to fear, nothing to prove

Week 1 – A new life

As Christians, we are deeply loved children of God! We have nothing to fear because God is with us, and we have nothing to prove because His love sets us free from the need to constantly seek approval and recognition from others. In response to God’s great love, we learn to purify ourselves by saying “no” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live uprightly by loving others the way Jesus loves us.

Week 2 – Courageous love

God loves us with self-giving, life-giving, courageous love! And that love overflows from our hearts into the lives of those around us, if we are doing it right! To love others courageously means we lay down our lives, our agendas, and our schedules to meet their needs. Those who love courageously are moved to compassion rather than closing off their hearts. And this courageous love we receive from the Father never runs dry because he has given us His Spirit.

Week 3 – Love no matter what

We can love others no matter what because we have an unending source of love within us, the Holy Spirit. God’s core nature is self-giving love, according to John the apostle, who lived with Jesus and was an eyewitness to the cross and resurrection. God is love. Love is always the right response. And we will be a church who loves others no matter what.