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Love will not be denied, will not be shut out.
Love overcomes every barrier.

Love is here for you now.
Drop your defenses and open now your heart.
Love is here.
Love is here.

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Listen

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.

Titus 2:11-14

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Think

Jesus has come, so now what?

The first Christians had to ask that question over and over again, especially after they found themselves waiting again for Jesus’ return. We’re still waiting, but that’s no excuse for sitting around twiddling our thumbs. We have a gospel to live and a world to transform. We can do that by living lives that are significantly impacted by the coming of this One who came to redeem us and to create a transformed gospel community. We can be about the business of transforming the world in which we live.

Jesus has come…so now we get to live his message in our world.

Amy Butler

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Pray

How can I get busy living the gospel today? Lord, please show me. Amen.

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Go

Live into the love God is bringing.
Love in ways that test the vast expanse of God's gift,
Limit yourself only to sharing God's gift with profusion.
Love is here.
Love is here.

Amy Butler

Amy Butler has served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. since 2003. In her free time Amy loves to travel, read, garden, and write. She often comments on faith and life in general on her blog, Talk With the Preacher. You can also read her columns every two weeks on Associated Baptist Press. Amy lives with her family in Washington, D.C.

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