Love One Another

7 August 2022
Book: John

Speaker: Mickey Lohr

Bible Passage: John 13:18-38


Living a life that makes a difference isn’t measured by having super brains, a viral post or a big bank account. On the contrary. It’s about intentionally loving people right where they are. That’s what Jesus said to His disciples, “A new command I give you: Love one another.”

How can this be new? Loving others was mentioned way back in the Old Testament. What Jesus said next is what makes it new: “As I have loved you.”

Love like Jesus. 

That’s quite the command. It’s not easy. It may even feel impossible. But look at Jesus. He led by example. He loved Judas, even gave him a place of honor at the dinner table, knowing Judas’ heart was full of hatred and would soon betray Him.

Jesus demonstrated a radical, profound, passionate, sacrificial, inexplicable love to each and every person He encountered. No strings. No discrimination. No exception. A redeeming love that pointed people to the Father, offering salvation and hope to a world that was bungled, broken and lost. A love that took Him all the way to the cross.

Bob Goff says it well: “Every time I wonder who I should love and for how long I should love them, God continues to whisper to me: Everybody, always.”

Recognize that wherever God has placed you is a space He wants to use you. It’s our call to action. Love like Jesus. Everybody. Always.