love can

FaithWestwood is one of 38 churches banding together to bring this series to the Metro. Together, we’ll explore the unifying power of love. During this five-week series, you will discover – through Christ – what love can do.

April 16, 2017 // EASTER SUNDAY

{Ephesians 2:4-19}

Love Can Cross Borders

If you’re a U.S. citizen visiting another country, have you ever worried about being denied reentrance? What if there’s typo on your passport, a technicality on your visa, or you resemble a wanted criminal? Suddenly you’re on the wrong side of the border and can’t get back. As sinners, we find ourselves on the wrong side of the border between life and death. Who will come to bring us home? 

April 23, 2017

{Mark 5:25-34}

Love Can Define Us

When someone wants to know about us, usually we’re asked, “What do you do?” It’s assumed they’re asking about our work. But does your job define you? What explains the true you? On a deeper, more personal level, we may be defined by our past. We may feel defined by our problems. We may feel defined by our disappointments. We will only be healed when we are defined by love. 

April 30, 2017

{Luke 15:11-31}

Love Can Unbind Us

Who hasn’t made a dumb move? Sometimes we make foolish, stupid decisions, and we pay the price. There are consequences to our choices. But that’s not the end of the story. Grace means there is the wonderful surprise of being loved more than you expected. Love like that can set you free. 

May 7, 2017

{John 4:4-19}

Love Can Break Walls

We live in a deeply divided country. The walls that separate us include prejudice, bigotry, and bias. Those who benefit from those walls are least likely to notice them – or the harm they cause. But Jesus surprised everyone by reaching beyond those walls and beginning conversations. That’s the kind of love that can save us. 

May 14, 2017

{Jeremiah 29:5-7}

Love Can Do Anything

You’re in a tough place. Other people seem to have easier lives, spared from life’s hardships. But not you. And yet Jesus willingly took on a life of hardship. And through it, he let God’s love shine through. What if your hardship is an opportunity to let God’s love shine through you?

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