Sunday Celebration: 06-07-20
Sermon Title: “The Foundation: Love”
THE BIG IDEA: “Jesus tenderly presents a new commandment with a tighter scope and a higher standard“
Series Title: ″Energizing Our Vision”
Sermon Passage: John 13:31-38; 15:9-17
Text to Ponder: Ps. 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! [NIV84]
Focus: Adapted from 1 Jn 3:1; 1 Jn 4:9 [NKJV]; Eph. 3:19 [NIV84]; 1 Jn 4:10 [NLT]; Ps 103:1 [NASB95]
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!
this love … surpasses knowledge
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him [as His children].
This is real love—not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
[What can we say in response to this but:] Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
We will have communion this Sunday. Father’s Day is the third Sunday; plus, communion fits well with this message.