John 13:31-35; Ephesians 5:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13; 1 John 2:7-10; 3:11; 3:23
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Jesus died on the cross because He loved us. His love for us was greater than any other we experience. Our response is to love others as Christ loved us. Jesus teaches His listeners that we should love all people regardless of how we feel about them.
Part of the beauty of the gospel is that God does not just rescue us from the power of sin, but He is also mak- ing everything new. God offers new creation to those who place their faith in Jesus. This newness comes in two ways. The first is that by breaking the power of sin, Jesus is making men and women into brand new people with new identities. Second, God is not only making people new, but He is also going to make a new heaven and a new earth for us to live on and worship Him in.
Every child should know that:
Every child should:
Every child should feel:
Every child should want: