Our 2021 Theme

Our 2021 Theme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command." John 15:12-13  

Throughout history, God has given his people instruction to help us live godly lives while living in a world racked with sin and void of God’s understanding. We need only to look around us to know that this lack of understanding is especially true in the command to love one another.  Jesus says in John 15 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” How did Jesus love us? He did so through action, by selflessly dying for mankind on Calvary’s cross.   

Hearing that Jesus commands us to love one another sounds easy enough, but the question is, can we actually do it?  Loving others does not always come naturally, which is why I believe Jesus gave it as a command. We live in a world where vulnerability and humility are considered weaknesses rather than strengths and where one’s manhood is determined by the strength of the body instead of the humbleness of the heart. These norms all too often can create pride and distance between us, and where natural affection should illuminate, it is replaced with indifference.  

The 2021 theme for the South Fayette congregation is “Love One Another”, and I will admit that loving one another can be tough, not in word, but in action, because love requires action, and there are those that are not ready to receive it nor give it in the manner expressed by Jesus. The 2020 theme titled “Being Zealous for God” focused on ways to attain, grow up and build up our love and zeal for God. In 2021 we want to delve into lessons that will help us carry that love over to one another. You see when we love God, it makes it easier to love others; not just any kind of love, but the way Jesus has loved us. 

When Jesus was asked which is the greatest commandment? He said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37-39When God is loved by us, love is top on our priority list, which makes it easier to love others, and by doing so; we show the world that we are disciples of Christ. 

 “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35

 

Mark Your Calendar for Our 2021 Theme Sermons

Sunday, January 3, 2021

The Object of God's Love

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Love's Cost

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Learning to Love God

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Love One Another

Sunday, May 2, 2021

The Urgency of the Gospel

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Love Your Enemies

Sunday, July 4, 2021

The Power of Love

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Love and Marriage

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Molding Children to Love God

Sunday October 3, 2021

7 Things That Love Will Always Do

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Love and Forgiveness

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Let Love Win