New Life Community Church held a Sunday Service with overflowing grace on Sunday, March 6th.
The minister delivered " go and find the lost sheep." The bible verse is taken from Luke 18. Through the three parables, Jesus taught us about God's love. The Pharisees and the teachers of the law couldn't understand why Jesus ate with sinners. In their view, sinners should be looked down upon. People's relationship is one to one in the lawful world. If you love me, I will love you. If you hate me, I will hate you. But God's love is unconditional. The three parables show God's love and mercy, which is unfamiliar to us. We easily use the realistic thinking that can't know God's love. Only by faith, we can know God's love.
Because of love, the shepherd leave 99 sheep and go after the lost sheep; the woman lights the lamp and finds the lost coin; the father embraced the prodigal son and treated him like a guest. Love is so fool, but God's foolishness is wiser than man's wisdom. Who is the lost sheep? The lost coin? The prodigal son? It's me! I was found and came back by God. When we use our heart to accept this love, we may get electric shock. This amazing love we've experienced should be dwelling in us daily. People who loves God should feed his lamb as Jesus asked Peter in John 21:15-17. The attendees are exhorted to carry the heart of love to reach out to the lost sheep for Mid-Atlantic Easter Retreat and rejoice together with father God.
After service, Dexter shared, "I was reminded by unconditional love of God. In this world, people always treat you bad if you didn't do well. I hope I can hold on God's love."
Jafre shared, "I was the lost sheep and found by God. We evangelize each time because of love. If we love God, we need feed his lamb."
Please pray that God can continually guide the growth of New Life Church!