It’s very telling that in Holy Scripture the Apostle John describes God in two ways, light and love. Light is the absence of darkness. Love is the absence of fear. John says, speaking of God, “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all…” He goes on to say, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out all fear.”
Hatred and prejudices at every level and in every expression are the products of both darkness and fear. But without a doubt, love overcomes both. Where love is present, fear cannot drive us to hate others simply because they are not like us. Love provides irresistible light that shines into the dark world of self-interest and self-centeredness and illuminates our heart’s motives and agendas.
While today there are a multitude of perspectives, political views and social agendas, as believers we have one mission. That mission is to reflect the person and passion of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. Our mission is to Love First. Before we speak, before we act, before we judge, we love first like Jesus loved.
Love First communicates a powerful message of hope and social responsibility. The theme would make a great fall sermon series or can just be used to make a statement about where your church stands on the issues of the day. The graphics are suitable to use on projection screens in services as a public service announcement or on pop up banners in your lobby. Also, you can simply wear the campaign products to make a personal statement that you have chosen to follow Jesus’ example and love first.
Our goal with this new campaign is to provide believers and churches the opportunity to make a statement and take a stand. Join us as we commit to love first.