He Loved Us First - Switch
He Loved Us First - Switch

Love. It’s a word that shows up in a lot of different places. Movies, music, books, social media posts, diary entries, FaceTime calls with grandparents, etc. Love is a big part of everyday life. And love is a really big part of the Biblical story. When God describes Himself to the nation of Israel He says, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness...” Jesus summarizes the entire message of the Jewish Bible with two commands: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” And then, John, one of Jesus’ disciples, makes the revolutionary claim that “God is love.” Love is a big deal. But, there’s a problem. In our modern world, love has pretty much completely lost its meaning. Our understanding of love is distorted and our practice of love is disordered. That’s why, in this series, we are going to walk through one of the greatest examinations of love that has ever been written. As we do, our eyes will be opened to the truth of what it means to be loved by God and how we can share that love with others.