THE UPPER ROOM The Youth Gathering Place!
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love.” 1 John 4:7-16
We meet in the Upper Room 6 pm on Sunday nights. Let us seek God together and pray for one another.
Rick & Sheryl Gudgeon
Mind the Do Nots
Read Leviticus 16:1 through 18:30
Increasingly, the world pushes against the Church in an attempt to silence the Christian voice. Accusations of intolerance and irrelevance abound, but a life lived well before God is hard to refute. Love in action speaks louder than words. The Church must resist the corrupting influences of the world and work to strengthen the weak hearts of the would-be faithful.
“Keep my requirements and do not follow any of the detestable customs that were practiced before you came and do not defile yourselves with them. I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 18:30).
In the midst of world turmoil, it is important to stay true to God and His Word. The display of true Christian love and biblical values is a stark contrast to the customs and beliefs that oppose God. He expects His children to act in a manner that honors His character. When we honor Him, we are a light to a lost world.
Thought for Today: Resistance overcomes weakness, while compromise corrupts strength.
Quicklook: Leviticus 18:24–30
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