March 1, 2018 : The Greatest Gift
I encourage you today to remember the great love God has shown you by giving you Jesus Christ His Son. Instead of you paying the ultimate penalty for your sins, God sent His Son to pay the price for you, and that is all because God loves you, and wants the very best for your life. Since God sent Jesus and has shown you how much He loves you, now you should take the love you have received and share it with others who need love in their life as well. When you share the love of God with others, you are showing the love that God has for you is necessary and possible for their lives as well. The gift of love that you received from God should be re-gifted over and over again, because someone you know and love needs the gift of God's love and eternal life.
I am thankful that God sent His Son to die for me, and for showing me His love, and I in turn will show that love to those around me. Since God is always showing me how much He loves me I know for sure, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord, I thank you for sending me the very best gift I have ever received in the person of Jesus Christ. Thank you for the greatest gift in the world. In Jesus name, Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY