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“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples” (John 13:35 NLT).

May 24, 2019

LOVING ONE ANOTHER IS THE PROOF Our greatest proof to the world that we are disciples of Jesus is that we love one another. While logical arguments, philosophical proofs, and existential questions may be helpful to open the mind. Our most powerful persuasion is love. Loving one another we will “prove to the world” that

“So Judas left at once, going out into the night” (John 13:30 NLT).

May 23, 2019

SIN GOES OUT INTO THE NIGHT The one who leaves Jesus and his disciples to go “out into the night” will hurt Christ and his church, but in the end will be the one most harmed by that decision. That is what sin does. It caused Adam to hide in the shadows of the garden

Heart for Each Other

July 1, 2018 | John 13:34-35 | three commitments

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We live in a time when it is easier to stay in touch, but people are still starving for a personal touch.What’s the solution to our increasing loneliness? A loving relationship with Jesus and through Him a loving relationship with one another. Jesus invites us to follow Him and belong to His family. In the gospel of John, Christ gave a new commandment to His disciples to love one another just as He loved them, demonstrating their heart for each other. As His disciples, we can follow Christ’s new commandment and have a heart for each other.

“I tell you the truth, anyone who welcomes my messenger is welcoming me, and anyone who welcomes me is welcoming the Father who sent me” (John 13:20 NLT).

May 23, 2018

CHRIST’S FOLLOWERS ARE CHRIST’S MESSENGERS
On the night before Christ’s crucifixion, He reminded the disciples that whoever welcomed or rejected them were in reality welcoming or rejecting Him. In addition, the way people responded to them would also affect their relationship with the Father. For the one who welcomes Jesus, welcomes the Father, but the one who rejects Jesus, rejects the Father.

As believers, we are messengers of Christ. We must learn not to be overly concerned about whether someone welcomes or rejects us. We are not to live as people-pleasers, fearing the rejection of man. For if we live as messengers of Christ, some will welcome us and some will reject us, but all will in reality be responding to Christ. And how they respond will determine their eternity. So, let us boldly declare the message of Christ to all we meet!

“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35 NKJV)

May 24, 2015

Our greatest apologetic is that we love one another. Intellectual arguments for creation, philosophical proofs for truth, and existential equations of reason are all helpful. But our most powerful persuasion is love. Seeing that we love one another as Jesus loved us, “all will know” that we are disciples of Christ.

“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples” (John 13:35 NLT)

May 24, 2014

Our greatest apology to the world is that we love one another. Intellectual arguments for creation, philosophical proofs for truth, and existential equations of reason are all helpful. But our most powerful persuasion is love. Loving one another we will “prove to the world” that we are disciples of Jesus.

“So Judas left at once, going out into the night” (John 13:30 NLT)

May 23, 2014

The one who leaves Jesus and his disciples to go “out into the night” will hurt Christ and his church, but in the end will be the one most harmed by that decision. That is what sin does. It caused Adam to hide in the shadows of the garden from the Lord. It caused Saul to search for answers under cover of darkness from a medium. Sin always leads to separation. Sin goes “out into the night” to do its work. But the righteous walk in the light of day. They do not leave the Lord’s table. They stay even when the Lord rebukes as he did Peter saying, “Satan has asked to sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you.” Don’t give into sin’s pull. When the Lord speaks of washing feet, suffering and dying for him, stay. It will seem easier and perhaps even beneficial to leave the table. Yet, no matter how difficult the Lord’s Word is for you, stay at the table. Do not go “out into the night.”

The Habit of Selfless Service

March 29, 2009 | John 13:2-17 | service, spiritual disciplines