We returned to the Fruit of the Spirit — Love (the original service did not take place due to a power outage).  We are told throughout scripture that the church is the Bride of Christ.  Thus, if we are a part of Christ’s church, then we are living today as God’s beloved.  God’s love claims us.  We are loved in a way that is everlasting and unchanging; we are always valuable to Him.  God’s love not only claims us, but fuels us to love others.  We love, because God first loved us!

Based on 1 John 4:16b-19 and Romans 8:35-39.