“All You Need is Love…”

 

The smash hit “All You Need is Love” was first recorded in 1967 on the Beatles album “Magical Mystery Tour”.  It was written by John Lennon as a simple, yet powerful way to unite people who were diverse in background and culture. Love is all you need, he thought. Unfortunately for Lennon, he did not understand that catchy slogans can never transform the human heart. Humanity may be able to be manipulated by such tactics, but it can never be  fundamentally transformed by  those tactics.

Only the Gospel can change the human heart. Jesus said that He is the way, the truth and the life….. Through His death and resurrection, salvation is available for humanity. When we come to Jesus by faith through grace we are fundamentally changed. As the Apostle Paul would later write, we are a new creature created in Christ Jesus. The evidence of this new life is obvious by the defining characteristic of it. Love

This love however is not merely a part of a catchy phrase or a token adjective used to superficially gloss over our differences. Instead, this love which we are to evidence was defined by our God, when He gave His only Son to and for us. Jesus not only provided us with a definition for love, but He embodied that definition for all to see.  Soon we will be celebrating Easter once again. I pray it will be our reminder as Christians that all we really do need is love.

Pastor Chris

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 “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son

to be the propitiation for our sins. 

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”


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