The extravagant love of God
Greenhead Park, Huddersfield, Sunday 7th July 2019
A change from the usual this week. Instead of worshipping in Holy Trinity Church in Huddersfield we joined together with people from other churches to praise God together and have a picnic as part of Hope Huddersfield in Greenhead Park. Not that it was further for us to go, the picture above shows the tower of Holy Trinity which stands across the road from the park above the tree line. A casual feel for a worship service. A few people brought their dogs and children joyfully danced at the front while the worship band were playing. It was a beautiful sight.
Seven musicians led the worship, crammed onto a small stage which was the back of a van. There was a drama sketch done by Iranians which was very moving and a testimony by a man who was a historian, who was challenged to check up the facts about Jesus and passed the challenge on.
Then there was the sermon. Someone from the national Hope organisation had come up from Rugby, I am sorry, I dod not remember his name. If you can remember answer in the comments to this blog or on Facebook or Twitter and If a traditional sermon has three points all starting with the same letter of the alphabet this had a bonus: A fourth point. The points were taken from just one verse in the Bible, John 3:16.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
The love of God is extravagant, it is nor based on our feelings as romantic love is, but is about commitment. God’s love is committed to us.
The love of God is explained in Jesus. Jesus is the demonstration of God’s love. God wants us to experience his love in a personal way.
God wants us to share our life with him…
…and it will change us for the better: forever. All this will happen if we experience God’s love.