Pastor Steve Mechem
1 John 4:16, 19-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
So we have known and believe the love that God has for us.
God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
We love because he first loved us. 20 Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. 21 The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.