“Abide In His Love”

April 7, 2013

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Summary

John, Son of Thunder, Apostle of Love, devotes five chapters to the setting of the Last Supper, the First Communion. (See John chapters 13 thru 17.)  After washing the disciples’ feet, Jesus shares His heart.  In John 15:9 Jesus says: “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.”  Jesus goes on to command these beloved followers to love one another.  By this time the next day, He will have demonstrated His love by laying down His life for these friends.  Us too.  The more our eyes and hearts are opened to the reality and immensity of His love and mercy towards us–His forgiveness, His generosity, and His sacrifice–the more we will want to be like Him, emulating the same love and mercy which He has lavished upon us.

Bible References

  • John 15:9 - 17
  • Galatians 5:13 - 14
  • Romans 13:8 - 10
  • Ephesians 2:4 - 7
  • Romans 5:6 - 11

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