Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: Loving Jesus
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God’s love never ends - now and into eternity - which makes it sad for those people who do not know God’s love was the thought expressed in the homily by the Revered Wally Schievelbein during the service on the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost at Kenedy’s Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

The power of God’s grace makes us faithful. We are made right with Jesus Christ alone, through no work of our own. We are taught to make our won way by getting a grip on our lives. But justification comes from grace and Christ’s life has become our whole identity.

God loves us by justification of Jesus. This is not by the things we do to be recognized for our open or public display of love for God. It is not by the things we do or will do that brings God’s love. God loves each and every individual equally and expects us to transmit those characteristics to our family, friends, and the strangers we encounter in life.

God loves children and followers no matter how long we have lived. We are not just people of this world, but in the world to come. Good Shepherd as a church mourns deeply when God chooses to take his followers to their eternal home. With every death, we experience loss with the passing of those who take up God’s promise of eternal life.

Baptism is the giving of the gift of love by God in a Christian sacrament signifying the spiritual rebirth and symbolized by the use of water. This is not only the recognition of the individual receiving baptism, but also for the parents, family, and congregation involved.

God loves us deeply. We are promised this love from him. We expierence joy in our hearts as we go forth to share that love with those outside of the church. God’s love never ends while we are on earth but extends by His promise into eternity. Galatians 2:20 which records this truth, “It is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me.”

Visitors are encouraged to return to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church again to worship with Pastor Wally Schievelbein and the congregation on Sundays at the 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Service, the 9:45 a.m. Adult Sunday School or the 10:45 a.m. Traditional Service.
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