As a follow-up to the worship message each Sunday, Pastor Tom (or whoever preached that Sunday) jots down some additional thoughts for us to ponder. We hope these thoughts enrich your time as you meditate on Sunday's message and on God's Word.
*Sermon Afterthoughts from December 2010 through June 2012 can be found on our Facebook page in the Notes section.
A follow-up to Sunday's sermon (10/02/16) entitled, "Love in Word and Deed and Truth" by Pastor Chris Sicks (1 John 3:11-24):
1 John 3:16 says we ought to love our brothers and sisters, but that when we see our [singular] brother, we must not close our hearts to him. About this, C.S. Lewis said, “it is easier to be enthusiastic about Humanity with a capital “H” than it is to love individual men and women, especially those who are uninteresting, exasperating, depraved, or otherwise unattractive. Loving everybody in general may be an excuse for loving nobody in particular.”
Why is it that the people closest to us are sometimes the hardest to love? What can we do about that tendency?