My church just started a new sermon series called Living Deep, which will be based on First John, a letter written by the apostle John. My pastor said this book is challenging to preach about because there are no stories and no characters. It is deep. It is luminescent.
To live a deep and meaningful life, you have to dive deep. In the first sermon, Pastor Brad told us about his scuba diving trip in Maui. He described an experience that was beautiful and unforgettable. I have never been scuba diving so I can only imagine how beautiful and awe-inspiring it is. I do know the joy that comes from experiencing the beauty of nature. I do know the joy that comes from knowing the deep, deep love of Jesus.
God is light. In him, there is no darkness at all.
How great is the love that the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God. And that is what we are!
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.
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.
He who has the Son has life.
Here’s to diving deep and experiencing the deep, deep, luminescent love of Jesus!