Santa Paula Church of Christ
Santa Paula Church of Christ (SPCC)
“We Live, We Love”
17Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time ... in reverent fear...22Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart (1 Peter 1:17, 22).
Thank God for Google and YouTube, because while preparing this sermon, the incomplete lyrics of a 2005 Christian song came to mind. The problem was that I could not remember the exact title of the song, but I did remember that it was the year 2005 when the song came out. I remembered that year 2005, because it was the year I moved to Santa Paula. It was also the year, 2005, that I lived in a trailer, in our church parking, while my family (Liz, Daniel, Samantha, Asher [my grandson, who was born in 2010]) was preparing to move to Santa Paula.
While living in the trailer, I had no T.V; no internet, all I had was the Christian radio. The reception was pretty bad so, Christian radio KKLA 99.5 was what I often listened to. Listening to Christian radio, one of pastimes is a good habit, and one of the Christian songs that came out during that time was “We Live” by Superchick. Fast forward to 2020. So, after remembering the song, sung by a female artist, recognizing the group’s name, and the song, I listened to the lyrics and I realized this is what God wanted me to share with you. Here are the chorus’s lyrics.
“We live, we love, we forgive and never give up. Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above and today we remember to live and to love.”
Please listen to the song https://youtu.be/ZLMBPheAz6U and to Peter, an apostle of Jesus. He too wrote beautiful lyrics.
17Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear...22Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart (1 Pet. 1).
I will be preaching on 1 Peter 1:17-25 this Sunday. Don’t forget to “Live and Love.” God bless you. Worship services are scheduled for 9:00 AM (Spanish) and 10:45 AM (English). Please where a mask and practice social distance while at church (6 ft.).
Dr. Robert Perez, Minister