proof of love
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/02/15- “Our Prime Directive!” (John 13:34-35)
Premise Question: What is the undeniable, absolute proof, that truly shows the world, all of humankind, that we, The Company of The Redeemed, are the true followers of The LORD Jesus Christ?
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” (John 13:34-35 NLT)
The prime directive that I’m giving you to implement immediately, as a controlling influence, in your attitude and behavior towards each other, is fresh and brand new. This new command, that you exhibit openly an undying and unfailing love towards each other, should be the overarching authority and influence in your life. In the same manner that I have openly exhibited My undying and unfailing love for each of you, so too, must you openly exhibit this same love towards each other. As a direct result, of you following this new specific directive; everyone, in all of humankind, will clearly see and comprehend, without a scintilla of doubt, for it shall establish forever, that you are My true followers, if you freely choose to openly exhibit an undying and unfailing love towards each other. (John 13:34-35 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It is not our eloquence of speech and soaring rhetoric, nor is it our beautiful edifices, filled with traditional, contemporary, alternative, highbrow, lowbrow or even unibrow forms of worship, that proves we are true followers of Jesus Christ! It’s not our missions and outreach programs to clothe and feed the poor, although it should be our common practice to do so; nor is it even our higher institutions of learning, training and doctrinal purity, in preparation for ministry and mission, that is the proof! The prime directive/command, which trumps everything else we may say or do, in regards to what our attitude should be and how we are to approach, treat, honor and comport ourselves towards one another and the world, and that we, The Company of The Redeemed, have been given to completely satisfy and fulfill; is the one that has been clearly put on display, described, delineated and defined by our ultimate example, our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ! It’s time for all of us to get on board His love train, in order to be trained by His true love, the love He has for us and which has been put on display for all to see! We then, must ourselves prove that we have this true love, which is The LORD’S love, that He’s shown towards us; and, that now we should put on display towards one another, showing all of humankind that we are His true followers, by the exhibition of this love! Blessings…
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