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Join us this Sunday, July 28, at 10:30 AM, for “Justified for the Love of God,”
the next sermon in our current series, For the Love of God.

It was a cold, dreary January night in Raleigh. Book in hand, I sat on my back deck, bundled under a combination of coats and blankets, mired in self-pity and exhaustion, the twin hazards of sinners-called-to-serve Christ and His church in pastoral ministry.

In this condition I read a most penetrating question, “Do you love to preach, or do you love the One you preach?”[1] In other words, do I serve out of love for myself or love for Jesus?

Have you ever considered whether you serve Jesus out of love for yourself or love for Him? Have you ever felt exhaustion and self-pity in the midst of the Christian life, wondering how to re-ignite your love for him?

With these questions in mind, this summer at Calvary, we are going to drill deeper into God’s love for us. Why? The Bible reminds us that in our service to God and His church, “We love, because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19) and “The love of God controls us” (2 Cor. 5:14a.) As the book I read that January night declared, “You can only truly love if you know and are daily fed by the love of God.”[2]

Join us Sundays this summer for an eight-week series, For the Love of God, as we seek to be fed together on the incredible love of God for people like you and me.

1. Lewis Allen, The Preacher’s Catechism (Wheaton: Crossway 2018), 30.
2. Ibid.

We are meeting in our temporary location at Lynn Road Elementary School on Sundays, while the church building undergoes renovations.

To help you prepare, the scripture for this Sunday will be:

 John 3:16-17 English Standard Version (ESV)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016).
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