Rev. Dr. Mark Dowell’s Blog

GOD IS LOVE!

1 John 4:7-11 7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Folks, welcome to Meta-4 Church. I remember going to a huge church in Houston, TX after coming out of drug rehab at 21 years old. I went to a Sunday School class in my blue jeans and shoulder length hair and faux leather jacket. I had an ear ring long enough that it could have doubled as a nice bass lure and I imagine I was a little scary. But what the people didn’t know was how scared I was. I was shaking in my eel skin boots. Hey, this was Texas. That day nobody spoke to me and I felt like I was a complete outsider. What I really wanted and what we all really want is to be loved. William Blake writes “If a thing loves, it is infinite.” The writer of 1st John relays the same message, “GOD IS LOVE”. We believe that 100%. God’s infinite love is what we want to share. A space where you are free of judgment and can come as you are and be loved and accepted. Hope to see you at Brenda’s ordination on July 9th @6PM and worship on July 16th @ 11AM. Bring a friend, relative, associate, neighbor and enjoy some coffee and a continental breakfast as we gather in the “Commons” at Central High School. (5321 Jacksboro Pike, Knoxville TN.) Follow the signs…

Rev. Dr. Mark Dowell

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