Ephesians 1:3-14

Tempted like us in every way, but without sin:

       Jesus answered and defeated Satan.

 

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Sunday, March 5, 2017
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Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you”  John 13

One of the first steps in loving one another is knowing about God’s work in our lives. Here are testimonies from two members of our congregation:

Steven Yoon: I began my walk with Christ in Easter of 2014 when God’s assurance became truth for me. He has continued to prove faithful to me as I live with family during a career transition. Through his Word, God replaced my grasping heart with new life: Nehemiah’s heartbreak over Jerusalem called me to face my sins. By revealing who I was created to be and freeing me from shame, God put me on the path to recovery. I am now working to trust the discerning power of his Spirit. I find it especially meaningful when Christ said, “that is why I have come (Mk 1:38),” since his work on earth was based on time spent with God. In faith, I believe his still small voice calls me daily to be obedient to his Word and be grateful for his community. 

Lillian Seu: Six months into my role as a cancer scientist, I count a blessing to contemplate God's purpose for me at work. However, discerning God’s will on how to serve the Princeton community has been a greater challenge. Traditionally I have engaged in outreach that addresses physical needs. But I was reminded that, when Jesus was tempted, he answered “Man shall not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Through this wise counsel, I was encouraged to go into my immediate community of individuals, each with unmet gospel needs. On Valentine’s Day, church friends distributed cards and gift bags to neighbors in our apartment complex. We wanted to tell them that God loved them and then pray for them. While meeting my neighbors and offering to pray (and getting politely declined by many), I was confronted with the limited reserves of my love for neighbor. Yet I was reminded that Jesus’ power was made strong in my weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). He can provide a supernatural love of neighbor when my own runs out.