John 13:33-35 - AM Worship At East Bay Calvary
1.3.2021 - Priorities for Starting a New Year
1. The Big Command: love (v. 34)
2. Who to love: each other (v. 34)
3. How to love: as Jesus loved
"We impart what we know, but we impact by who we are."
4. The impact of love: indisputable evidence of following Jesus!
God doesn't grow the church through programs... but through people as they love (Ephesians 4:16)
Our giftedness doesn't make us a great church... our love does! (1 Corinthians 13)
Jesus said that the two most important commandments are to love God and love others!
There's no better picture to the world that we believe the gospel - that we believe the good news of Jesus' love for us, that He died for us to bear our punishment for sin - than to love like Him and love the people He died for. He isn't just our example, He's our motivation for loving. "Christ's love motivates me."