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JR. Forasteros - February 12, 2017

The Gap Between Law and Love

The Prophets & Poets Mixtape

We struggle to understand the connection between the rules of faith and the love of God. Is God’s love conditional? Or are the rules suggestions without consequences? Psalm 119 and Leviticus 19 help us see that God’s love and God’s law are not opposing poles in tension with each other. Rather, God’s law flows from God’s love, and leads us to God’s life!

From Series: "The Prophets & Poets Mixtape"

What does it mean that God is FOR the world? Epiphany is the season that celebrates the revelation of God to the world. Epiphany asks, Who is this god who came among us? Like the mixtapes young lovers used to make, we’re listening to the songs of God’s prophets and poets because such a powerful love can really only be expressed in song. The soundtrack to God's good news is now playing!

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