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November 15, 2014
2 Peter 2
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Hebrews 9:14 – How Much More
November 15, 2014
2 Peter 2
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John 15:9 – Continuing In Love

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 John 15:9

9As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue in my love.

The greatest directive Jesus gave His followers was to know His love and walk in it. He said all the law and prophets could be summed up in one word: love. It isn’t a physical feely thing that you can work up on your own. Jesus came showing the Father’s love and called for His believers to walk and continue walking in His love.

When you continue in something, you stick with it. The Greek word is from a primary verb that means to stay. If you stay, you’re not changing positions. You’re not moving away from God’s love but staying rooted and grounded in it.

Why is love so important? Love is the entire message of the Bible: God’s love for mankind. He demonstrated His love to us through Jesus. Jesus reflects the Father’s love. That’s what the New Covenant is all about. It’s the love of the Father for the world. Out of this love, He sent Jesus to bring salvation, sins forgiven, a new revelation that He is good and full of kindness, grace, and love.

You and I are to be demonstrators of His love. There are some who only demonstrate an angry God, a God who will punish you if you don’t follow His rules. The world has enough rules that man is incapable of keeping. The world doesn’t need more rules of do’s and don’ts. It needs to see demonstrators of God’s love for them.

When we continue walking in His love and life, His love will grow in us. His love compels us in sharing the good news of a loving God with other people. His love also energizes us in its immense power to love others extravagantly as Paul Ellis says. Those around us need to see the God of love demonstrated through our lives and our acts of kindness. How will the world know the love of God if we don’t show them His love?

Continue in His love walk. Be empowered in His love. You’ll be strengthened and equipped to enable others to be transformed by Love Himself!