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Loving Like Jesus

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Pastor Barry preaches on the selfless love that is exhibited by Christ Jesus and that all believers are to strive to present.

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John 13:34–35 CSB
“I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Introduction

New Movement (ekklēsia) Matt.16:18

Jesus has authority to forgive sins (Mk.2:5,10)

Jesus Greater than the temple (Matt.12:6)

Jesus came to fulfill the Law & Prophets (Matt.5:17)

Matthew 7:12 CSB
Therefore, whatever you want others to do for you, do also the same for them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Main Point: Loving like Jesus requires us to delete the world's view of love (selfishness) and upgrade to Jesus’ new standard of love (selflessness).

Jesus Loved Personally

John 13:34a (CSB)
“I give you a new command: Love one another.

Jesus Gives a Pattern for Love

John 13:34b (CSB)
Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another.
Luke 5:27–31 CSB
After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, “Follow me.” So, leaving everything behind, he got up and began to follow him. Then Levi hosted a grand banquet for him at his house. Now there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining at the table with them. But the Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus replied to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a doctor, but those who are sick.
Philippians 2:5–8 CSB
Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited. Instead he emptied himself by assuming the form of a servant, taking on the likeness of humanity. And when he had come as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death— even to death on a cross.

The Outcome of Loving like Jesus

John 13:35 CSB
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Application Question:

Am I loving like Jesus loves me?

The Test is 1 Corinthians 13

1 Corinthians 13:4–8 CSB
Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant, is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not irritable, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.
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