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A New Commandment

loveWelcome to Church! If you’re visiting us today; a very warm and special welcome to you. We hope you enjoy your time with us, as we Worship our Loving God.

Today in our Gospel reading we learn what love is. Love is humble, and it’s costly. It goes out of its way to serve others. Jesus, the King and Creator of the universe became a man, and got down on his knees to wash the dirty feet of his disciples, and he commands the same attitude in us.

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

Love should be the hallmark of every follower of Jesus, and the mark of Christian maturity is the outworking of love in the church community. This is part of our witness in the world, because the world can only see God’s love for them through us!

Now its easy for us who have embraced the love of Christ as our own through faith, to sit back and think ‘Great, Christ died for me1’ and then live for ourselves. However, if we have a true and living faith, there will be ample evidence for it in our lives, as we do good works to share the love of God with others.

May all of us here today be people who reflect the love of Christ outwardly to others, and may we be an encouragement to each other to do the same. May we lift Christ up. Exalting Him above all else so that the world might clearly see him as Loving Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier. And may we love each other so wonderfully, that the community see that love of Christ through us, and want to find out more.