Worship with Us This Sunday - 10:15 a.m.
Quote mining is dangerous. Often a quote is lifted from its context and then used in interesting ways. Sometimes however, a quote may be lifted that demonstrates its context. Today Nathan suggested that even though God knew we would take advantage of his love (in the negative connotation), Jesus laid down his life for us anyway.
Sometimes we wonder about the disadvantaged taking advantage of the good deeds in the name of Jesus. Our willingness to be taken advantage of in the name of Jesus, letting God determine motives and intention, parallels love shown us. Maybe we should spend more time identifying with the ways we take advantage of the love of God before wondering about those who take advantage of our expressions of God's love.