February 8, 2019
God is love.
This is another of the truths we see repeatedly in the Bible, give lip service in our conversations, and remind ourselves of frequently. And it is true, through both His word and through personal experience, we can experience the true nature of God. He is love.
How we react to this truth is often circumstantial. When we reflect on the good, easy blessings in our lives, it can be easy to respond to Him and say, "Thank You for loving me." Likely, we have the same response to friends and family who do nice things for us. "Thank you for loving me!" That is entirely appropriate. We should live with gratitude.
What about when we are disciplined by the Lord? Do we immediately return to this truth? It still is true: God is love. Does it feel that way, though? There is a pile of questions that follow us through tough experiences. We are ready to receive the blessings, but less grateful for the times of cleansing and discipline. It hurts! It isn't fun! God must not love me very much, because this is really hard to deal with!
Remember that the fires of this life are designed to clean out the dross of sin, revealing the true gold which our Lord created us to be. It is not easy, but His discipline shows us His love. Trust Him in the good and the hard times. He doesn't just love us, He is love.
Welcome to Aberdeen Baptist Church! My name is Greg Duke, and I have been pastor of this wonderful fellowship of Christ-followers since October 2009. In that time, Pueblo has become our new hometown. It is a place that is rich in the history and heritage of our nation and of the American west. Today, we see a local culture that has endured many trials with a unique resiliency. It is a great place to live and grow.
Pueblo is also a community that desperately needs the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have a number of great needs in our city, but one thing is for sure, the trials and struggles we face are all subject to the reign and grace of Jesus Christ.
We have people of all ages in our church. We have individuals from throughout the area who attend. If you're looking for a church home with much to offer, please consider us. If you're looking to learn more about faith in Jesus Christ, pick up a Bible, start reading the Gospel of John, and join us on Sundays or Wednesdays to get connected with believers who place their hope in Christ.
I am thankful to serve Jesus Christ at Aberdeen Baptist Church. I pray you will consider the same opportunity through the new life found in Him!