Written by cycleguy on March 30th, 2017

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.


9 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ceil says:

    First of all, congratulations on your clearance to ride! That’s a huge step forward. (Your teeshirt is pretty funny, did you buy that or was it a gift?)
    I remember all the songs you mentioned btw.
    I will be praying for you for a powerful message to your church on love. Love is always at the heart of Christ’s message, and we are supposed to carry on his message in word and action. So you know you are on firm ground speaking about it, that’s for sure.

    • cycleguy says:

      I’m pretty excited. Jo is not. The shirt was actually a gift from my daughter, Tami. She thinks she is funny. But she gave it to me at Christmas after the car hit me. I laughed. I have a few more I hope to highlight over the next week or so…all gifts from her crooked mind and some friends of hers. Most of all, thanks for the prayer Ceil.

  2. Pam says:

    So glad to see this picture, Bill! What a great comeback you have made! Praying for your message this weekend. I grew up during that era of Make Love Not War. It was a nice sentiment but I was so far from the Truth at that time.

    • cycleguy says:

      Thanks Pam but the credit goes to God. I have made it back but I’m still healing. I am even more impressed with this incredible machine called the human body which God made.

  3. cycleguy says:

    From ling-time friends Dave & Pearline Howald: Wish we could hear these sermons! Picture looks good.
    Now take care of yourself my friend an be safe. Love ya🙏❤

    • cycleguy says:

      You can listen on line. Go to the church’s website and in the left hand column are the podcasts. 🙂 And thanks for well wishes.

  4. Betty Draper says:

    Will be praying for your message this Sunday. Hope you are going to preach in that t-shirt…everyone will want one…