Jesus says, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Jesus shows us love by laying down his life for us. Love lives for us when we sacrifice for others and lay down our lives for them.
John writes, “Children let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. Put love in action.” Love lives in our lives when we put it in action and serve other people.
This week we reflect on the amazing truth that God has lavished his love on us by calling us his children. God includes us in his family and then transforms us to become more like him. In this message we will look at how we can love others through sharing our faith and including them in God’s family.
Jesus appears to the apostles on the night of his resurrection and offers peace to the men who had betrayed him and left him in his time of need. He explains that he came to forgive us of our sins. As God has loved us and reconciled us to him, we are to forgive and reconcile with others. For love to live in our hearts we will forgive and look to reconcile with others. It seeks to make real peace…
Love obeys because it trusts. We obey God because he loved us first and we trust him. We obey his commandments not to do him a favour, but because we trust his way is best. For love to live and grow in our hearts we must continually trust and obey God, and put our faith in him.
Jesus was love in action. Whenever people saw Jesus, they saw what love looked like. He went about doing good and healing people, but the world couldn’t handle 100 percent pure love and killed him. However, the grave couldn’t keep him and love conquered death. In this message we look at how the resurrection of Jesus shows that love lives on and that it cannot be destroyed. Jesus lives in us and because he lives in us we can love…