John 15:12-17 ESV “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does … Continue reading Like Jesus
1 John 2:1-2 NASB My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the … Continue reading What’s Your Practice?
1 John 4:1-6 NASB Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and … Continue reading How Do We Love?
As Christ Loved the Church Ephesians 5:25-27 ESV Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or … Continue reading Love for Spouse
As followers of Jesus Christ, to love or to not love others is not an option that is on the table. We are obligated to love others with God’s love, because he, who is love, lives within us, and because he, who is love, loved us enough to die for us so that we might … Continue reading The Debt of Love
How are we to love one another? What should that look like? What does it mean to love others “as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us”? “Follow God's example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us … Continue reading As Christ Loved Us
What does it mean to acknowledge someone? Can this be merely intellectual or emotional recognition? Can this be merely verbal confession? Does any of that count as true (complete) acknowledgment? What does it mean to love people as Christ loved us - with God-like love? Can we love people and not feel love for them? … Continue reading Love and Acknowledge