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The confusion around love has always been a part of humankind…we may think our cultural issues of today are unique, more difficult than any other time, but really since the fall in the Garden of Eden nothing has been right; when Adam and Eve were “naked and felt no shame” a perfect love existed until that fateful day when they disobeyed God and all of life and love became distorted as sin entered the world. There is no confusion to God on love (never has been) and there is no discrepancy of what love is in the Word of God (never has been). This is why 1 John is such a poignant, powerful, pastoral epistle in bringing us back to the foundational questions we need to know about love: WHY we should love one another? HOW is love demonstrated? WHAT is the main outcome of love?

Steve Eckert

Care & Outreach Pastor

Steve provides leadership and comprehensive support to all areas of care, outreach, and missions; as he seeks to equip the Calvary family with healthy ministry teams that serve to enhance Calvary’s mission and vision with passion and purpose. Steve is always looking for ways that move our systems in care, missions, and outreach towards greater ministry reach and impact. This often involves networking and partnerships with other services, ministries, and organizations who provide training and equipping that benefit the Calvary family and our community. Steve and his wife Lori have three grown children; Allison, Marcus and Logan. The Eckerts love to travel...especially to see their kids.

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