Love One Another
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)
Loving others can be hard. Whether it is a neighbour with a noisy dog, a person who cuts us off in traffic, a teacher who gives us a bad mark, or a boss that has unrealistic expectations, when it comes to loving these people, so often we fail to live up to the commitment to ‘love others as Jesus has loved us.’
Over the next 5 weeks, we are going to discuss 5 things that get in the way, and prevent us from loving how Jesus loved: Exhaustion, Busyness, Anxiety, Confusion, and Apathy.
The solution? Spend time in the presence of Jesus. Take time out of your day to sit on the couch and just dwell in his presence, abide in Him, and let the life-changing love of Christ fill you so that you can go and love others. It all starts with sitting, on the couch, in his presence.
Sept. 10 – Exhaustion (Lk 10:38-42; Ecc 5:18; Mat 14:13)
Sept. 17 – Busyness (Eph 5.1-21, Luke 4.16-30, Mat 6.25-34)
Sept. 24 – Anxiety (Lk 19.1-10, Acts 16:31, James 1:17, Phil 4:12-13, Prov 3:9-10)
Oct. 1 – Confusion (Titus 3.1-11; Eph 4.1-7; Acts 2:42-47)
Oct. 8 – Apathy (John 4.1-45; Rom 9.9-21; Rev 3.14-22; 2 Tim 4.1-8)