A huge welcome to the year 6 class of 2019 to Sunday Worship this week! We are thankful for you joining us and looking forward to be inspired by your message on Sunday.
One of the readings the year 6 class chose for Sunday is in relation to love and forgiveness. This fits in well with where our current series is at. This week, we are looking at the one thing that speaks louder to the church, than anything else, and that
thing is…”loving one another”.
John records Jesus’ words to the disciples, and therefore us, “A new commandment I give to you. Love on another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
As Christians the highest calling or priority we have is to 1) Love God and love neighbour, and, 2) Make disciples (baptising and teaching). You could even say that we love God and one another by being and making disciples. What does that look like? Well, Paul gives us a glimpse of what this love looks like in practice throughout his letters, and we will look at how he explains it in the second chapter of his letter to the Philippian church.
So let us join in encouraging each other by loving one another in the same selfless, other-serving, gentle, self sacrificial way Christ first loved us with. We are loved by God to love others. Let us be known as disciples of Jesus…let us be known for our
love for one another.
In His service, Pastor Roelof