Known By Love?

What’s the hardest thing about being a disciple of Jesus? Love. Jesus said, “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

We are to be known as Jesus’ disciples by how we love one another. Just think about that. There are so many other things Jesus could have said His disciples would be known by. He could have said we are known by our faith. Then we could carry a big Bible, wear a Christian T-shirt, memorize some church teachings and be known by our faith. That may not be easy, but compared to being known by love, it would be a breeze. Or Jesus could have said that we would be known by our morals. Being known by morals would give us an achievable standard. That may not be easy, but it would be easier than being known by our love. Morals are good and we should teach them. But they are not what we are to be known by.

Jesus said that what we are to be known by is love. And then He gives us a standard: “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Wow. That’s hard. How do we begin? By getting to know the God of love.

Come get to know the God of love in a Bible class, in a small group, at LifeTree Café, in worship, in fellowship and service along side other brothers and sisters in Christ. Together we seek to be known by

Polly Wegner
Director of Discipleship

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