God began His plan for His Son in the manger before Creation. What a concept! The very nature of God is love. His plan was to create creatures, the crown of His creation, to be like Him, whose paramount characteristic would be LOVE. How can we know what God’s love is like unless we experience the grace, the mercy, the forgiveness of such love? His plan? When we experience God’s forgiving love we want to be like Him. But we are not capable of such love until His Spirit is in Us. Immanuel. God with us. God is us.
(the video begins with Pastor Doug’s message)
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.”
Ephesians 1:3-4 (NLT)