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Secure Love

Jesus served out of perfect security; insecure people serve to try and be secure--at great expense to themselves and the Kingdom...
Secure Love Jesus knew that the Father had given Him authority over everything and that He had come from God and would return to God.  So He got up from the table, took off His … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/04/secure-love/

Misunderstood Love

Jesus wept over a people who misunderstood Love...
Misunderstood Love When Yeshua had come closer and could see the city (Jerusalem), he wept over it, saying, “If you only knew today what is needed for shalom!  But for now it is… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/04/misunderstood-love/

Disciplining Love

The Early Church loved people enough to discipline them...
Disciplining Love One of the most telling areas where the modern church not only fails to act like the early church but actually rejects outright a major tenant to New Testament… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/03/disciplining-love/

For the Love of the Children

The Staff-Parish committee has named our new children's pastor!
For the Love of the Children I am very pleased to announce to you that your Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), after careful prayer and deliberations, has promoted John Pa… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/03/love-children/

LOVE Called, and Called to Love!

God has a call on your life and mine--a call from Love and a call to love...!
LOVE Called; Called to Love I am beginning to think that my beautiful wife may be up to something…  She has told me to stay off Messenger; she has forbidden me from opening any … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/03/love-called-and-called-love/

Worshipful Love

Catherine Cates shares her heart concerning worship in this week's blog...
Worshipful Love If God’s love language to us is Grace—in all its forms, our love language to God is Worship—in all its forms.  Catherine Cates, our Worship Leader, wrote and… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/03/worshipful-love/

Philia Love

The deep love of friends and family holds us together--and allows us to say "goodbye."
Philia Love The New Testament was written in Greek, and the Greek language has four words which we translate love.  Storge’ love is what we would term affection.  Romantic love … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/03/philia-love/

Offensive Love

LOVE calls us to grow from the place where we defend ourselves to the place where we preach the truth in love--on the offensive!
Offensive Love In the 26th chapter of Acts, Paul is finally given the opportunity to defend himself before Governor Festus, King Agrippa, Queen Bernice, and the large crowd of “… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/02/offensive-love/

Tough Love

Jesus calls for our all. As the old saying goes, "He is either Lord of all, or He is not our Lord at all...!
Tough Love Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandments.  … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/02/tough-love/

The Means of LOVE

John Wesley calls us to enjoy every means of Grace. We enjoy most of them every Sunday morning!
The Means of LOVE John Wesley liked to talk about—and immerse people in—the “Means of Grace,” those biblically annunciated and God-ordained experiences where God’s presence and… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/02/means-love/

The Long Road of Love

The easy way is often the deadliest--especially when it comes to walking with the Lord!
The Long Road of Love Love—true love—often comes in unexpected ways, and sometimes, even in “tough” ways.  We came upon one such example in our Life Journal readings this week, … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/01/long-road-love/

Fruitful Love

We MUST bear fruit! God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are the key to doing so!!
Fruitful Love All of us know that as disciples and followers of Jesus the Messiah we are expected to bear fruit.  Scripture makes clear that if we are fruitless in this life—and… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/01/fruitful-love/

Loving God and Neighbor

The Greatest Commandment is to Love God and Neighbor. God is expecting us to fulfill it!
Loving God and Neighbor For several years, our church vision/mission statement has been Loving God and Neighbor in Worship, Word, and Life Groups.  It continues to be a beautifu… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/01/loving-god-and-neighbor/

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