Celebrate Jesus June 13, 2022

Celebrate Jesus!

Pastor Tom Joyce

June 13, 2022


“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8:38-39


We can convince ourselves of most anything; the best dog, prettiest garden, or maybe even the correct opinion on most any subject. What happens when our convictions do not come from ourselves, but from God?  Convictions from God do not come and go with the season or with prevailing societal winds; they come from the very nature of God, which is pure love. God created heaven and earth with a word, and God redeemed you with a savior, Jesus Christ. The conviction of Jesus’ love for you does not come based on what you think of yourself or how others may perceive you; rather Jesus’ love for you came with a promise that transcends all worldly challenges. To be convinced of God’s love for you through Jesus Christ is to accept the conviction Jesus offers you today of his eternal love for you. “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.” (1 John 3:1) You are a child of God and there is nothing, nobody, nowhere, no way that the arms of God’s love will ever cease to embrace you; the tougher the road, the tighter the embrace. Be convinced by God that you will never be separated from the love of God in Christ Jesus. That is God’s promise to you today, sealed by an old rugged cross and an empty tomb.

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