“A New Commandment”

“A New Commandment”

TEXT: John 13:31-38

Introduction

Our Vision: “To the glory of God, Grace Presbyterian Church aspires to be a healthy, joyful home for God’s people and a fruitful outreach in God’s world.”

The key to fulfilling our vision is to love one another.

1. Jesus commands us to _______________ one another.     v. 34a

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another.”

2. Jesus commands us to love one another _______________ He loved us.  v. 34b

“…just as I have loved you, you also must love one another.”

            The love of Jesus is _______________.

            The love of Jesus is _______________.

3. Jesus tells us that our love for one another will have a _______________ influence. 

               v. 35

“By this all people will know that you are my disciples.”

Conclusion

What will you do to make Grace a healthy, joyful home and a fruitful outreach?

Application Questions

1.  How do the images of a “home” and “outreach” inform your understanding of what Grace should be?

2.  How is loving someone more than having good feelings for the person?

3. When was the last time you loved someone in such a way that it was costly to you? Why was it costly?

4.  What will you do to make Grace a healthy, joyful home and a fruitful outreach? ff

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