Perfect Love – Sermon Series
What comes to mind when you hear the word “love?” You may think of Valentines’ Day, with colorful hearts, roses and candy when you think of the word love. You might think of your family and the loving memories you share with those you cherish. And while love can be found in relationships and in things both in and of this world, we serve a God who loves more deeply and intimately than we can imagine. Love that casts out any fears we have – PERFECT LOVE.
September 19 – Love that Lasts a Lifetime
The Holy Spirit is forever working in our lives, sanctifying us in our faith. In today’s passage, we see Jesus both show the disciples love and command them to love others as well, but he doesn’t just say to love them. He tells the twelve specifically how to love others – by serving them. As we serve our brothers and sisters in Christ, we are sharing the love of Christ.
New Revised Standard Version
12 After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. 14 So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. 16 Very truly, I tell you, servants[a] are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. 17 If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.