Hello and welcome to World Hope Worship Center! We welcome you to a special time of worship and Christmas celebration today as we join together for what we call our annual “Love Feast.”
Love is at the heart of the Christmas message, as it was God’s love that sent Jesus to live among us. It was love that compelled Mary to be available to carry, give birth to and raise the Son of God. It was love that caused Joseph to go against the cultural expectations of his day and marry his pregnant fiancé. It was love that compelled Jesus to minister healing, restoration and deliverance to the multitudes He encountered during the years of His ministry. It was love that compelled Jesus to give His life on the cross so that you and I could experience the forgiveness of our sin. It is love that will bring Jesus back as the conquering King to establish His eternal Kingdom.
There is no better description of love than the one that the Apostle Paul wrote in his first letter to the Church at Corinth (1 Corinthians 13). Paul
describes love in the most detailed and complete way possible. It is that kind of love that we should express to our families, coworkers, neighbors and all those that we encounter. The old song and jingle, “what the world needs now is love, sweet love…not just for some but for everyone” rings as true today as ever. Be the expression of God’s love to the world you have been placed in the middle of, people need that love.
Merry Christmas with much love!