On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 6:00 PM the message "Loved Us Unto The End" was given by Pastor Christine Lee at Gratia Community Church in Sioux Falls, SD. The message was taken from John 13:1, John 12:3-8, John 13:26-27 and Luke 22:24-32.
Many of the great mysterious things about God have been hidden from man throughout the ages. However, the most important one was revealed to them by His death on the cross. That is His infinite love. This is what brings people to repentance and keeps them coming back.
Christine noted Jesus is "the fullness of the Godhead bodily". Mankind will be judged on how they respond to this great love. The contrast is shown at the last supper where Mary anointed Jesus' feet and Judas went out to betray Him. When believers enter into difficult circumstances they tend to start doubting this love. The true believer's view of life and the world should be changed by His love, and they should open up their hearts to receive all He has done for them. Man's soul can only be satisfied by dwelling in and remembering God's unconditional love.
Members present talked about how this message applied to their lives. They could all relate to how easy it is in the hard times to forget God loves them and wants "all things to work together for (their) good".