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The Impact of God’s Perfect Love

July 23rd, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – First John 4:18 teaches us that “there is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”

What we believe about God’s love affects whether or not we will live in faith or in fear.  The Bible describes His love as unfailing.  The Bible also describes His love as forever.  What is so amazing about God’s love is that He meets us at our greatest point of need.  Our sin deserves His wrath. However, through faith in Jesus as the forgiver of our sins and the Lord of our lives, His grace covers our sins, and gives us hope for the future instead of dread. 

Jesus is God’s expression of unfailing, eternal love.  Now, we don’t have to live in fear anymore.  Instead, we can live with confidence that our lives are in His hands of grace, and His hands are loving, firm, and secure for our soul. We can live with the hope of eternal life, and share with others the reason for our hope while we still have time.

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today. 

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com




  1. Kimberley Dickerson
    July 24th, 2010 at 06:51 | #1

    So true, God always meets us at our greatest point of need. And, it’s amazing how when we think we should be damned to hell, when we cry out to Him, He picks us up, dusts us off and gives us hope for the future. He turns our mourning into dancing! PTL!!!!

  2. Jennifer Dempsey
    July 24th, 2010 at 09:18 | #2

    “The Bible describes His love as unfailing. The Bible also describes His love as forever.”

    This can be so hard to understand in today’s world of love that is there when convenient and gone the next…or there if you follow the party line, gone if you don’t. I am so thankful that I have the love of a good man (for 22 years now) and the love of a good church home (I waded through the waters of many other boxes before finding this one 8 years ago). I hope that I have opportunities to show God’s love (the unexplainable..irrevocable kind) to someone each day!

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