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February 14, 2018, 9:25 AM

Junior High Love

Church Family,

I jokingly tell people that my life verse for junior high was Proverbs 27:5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

Jokingly I claimed that it was better to tell the girl of my life(that week or day) how I felt about her, than to keep it hidden. Of course, this verse has nothing to do with that, but I was in Junior High every verse was applied to my lack of a love life. (The verse is describing how it is better when people lovingly correct/rebuke us, than letting us fail and say nothing about it at all)

Not sure why God brought this to my mind this morning, but I imagine it has to do with the fact that it is troubling how the world will beat some people down today. The world will tell us that love is found in the amount of flowers, candy, and jewelry that we get. The world will tell us that we have to have someone in our life. (Another Junior High lesson: never date during the holidays. What jobless kid can afford gifts) The world will take our focus from Christ and place it on our feelings, desires, and false idols.

I am so thankful that God’s love doesn’t stay silent when I sin. I am so thankful that Jesus, who lived a sinless life, died for the sins of the world. Praise God that even though we buried him, the grave could not hold him and Jesus rose from the dead on the Third day.

Can I encourage you today to pray for opportunities to have gospel conversations? Can I encourage you to love and care for those who struggling today? Believer take a moment today and reflect on the truth that we are loved by God for all of eternity.


  1. Prayer Meeting tonight at 7pm.
  2. Brotherhood Tuesday Feb 20th at 6:30
  3. March 1st Mission Trip Fundraiser, $7 chicken bog plates

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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