Do We Care?

This is My commandment: love one another as I have loved you
Scripture

John 15:12
John 15:9-17

Sermon Week/Year

Sixth Sunday of Easter,
B

Sermon Topic

Love,

One of the ancient Greek words for “love is eros, meaning erotic love. “Eros’ is important, one of God’s good gifts. But the Biblical word in Greek is a-ga-pe (agape love). The word “agape” had a hazy, abstract meaning in the First Century. But the early Christians filled it with Christ content. It became the throbbing Spirit of Christ in the community, the kind of love that does not say, “What can I get out of this relationship?” It is a love that says, “How can I give of myself in order that the beloved may be fulfilled?” This is the “fruit,” Jesus said, by which you can tell whether or not we belong to Him. In obedience to His…

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