Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
Paul’s main prayer for the Christians at Ephesus was that they would know Christ’s love for them – not that they would know it in their head but that they would know it in their hearts – how high, high wide, how long and how deep Christ’s love is for each one of us.
It is so important that we know this because if we don’t know His love in our hearts it will be hard, if not impossible to love Him back. And we are ‘commanded’ to love the Lord with all our heart, soul and mind. If we don’t know Christ’s love in our heart then we will find it hard to trust Him and we will find it hard to know that He wants the absolute best for us.
Every aspect of the Christian life hinges on the love of God for us – if we do not know in the deepest places of our soul that our God loves us so much then we will not love Him, trust Him, obey Him, serve Him, enjoy Him, worship Him, rest in Him or seek Him. This is the foundation of our faith.
With love & blessings,