If you are as old as me and remember the music from your childhood, you would remember what was called “The Summer of Love.” The flower people of “Make Love Not War” fame were/are well known. “If you’re going to San Francisco be sure to wear some flowers in your hair” was just one of the songs. “Come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to love one another right now.” “What the world needs now is love sweet love.” I never cared to wear flowers in my hair (and certainly couldn’t now if I wanted to), but I sort of agree with those last two. The tragedy is those folks were looking for love in all the wrong places. One man, Chuck Smith, saw that and from a store front reached out to the burned out and disenchanted people. So began Calvary Chapel.
John makes it abundantly clear that love is the ultimate mark a Christ-follower can have. No matter how many FISH symbols we are wearing; no matter how many “Christian” T-shirts one wears; no matter how many crosses one wears, those are all symbols. The greatest distinguishing mark of a Christ-follower is love.
My sermon this week is called “The Look of Love.” After I started working on this, I actually decided to make it a Part 1 of a 3-Part series leading up to Resurrection Sunday.
- The Look of Love
- The Act of Love
- The Future of Love
Please keep me/us in mind this weekend as you pray. Thanks.
And for those who may be interested:
Yeah. That’s my new steed. That’s the day I brought it home from the store. I’ve been given the okay to start riding outside. But first a few times around the block inside on my trainer.