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"As I Have Loved You"

“Love your neighbour as yourself.” Matthew 22:39 NIV

“A new command I give you: love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another. All men will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” John 13:34, 35 NIV emphasis added
Love your neighbour as yourself. Love one another as I [Jesus] have loved you. “As I have loved you.” How has Jesus loved me? He loved me so much that he gave up his life for me. How well do I love those around me? Those who live in the same house as me? Those who live in the area immediately surrounding my house? Those I go to church with? Those I encounter throughout the city as I live my life? Do I love them as Jesus loved me?

Lord Jesus, please help me love as you love.

Comments

Cortney said…
We have to love other Christians...even those that make Christians look bad, or that don't behave like we think they should. Sometimes for me, this is the hardest.

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DEBBIE HAUGHLAND CHAN
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I'm married (35 years in December 2008) with four grown sons. I love my city (Winnipeg) and my country (Canada) and promote them both to whoever will listen. God (through Jesus Christ) is the biggest part of my life. I am learning to let him take control of all areas--though I do better at this some times more than others.

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I finished your book. A real testimony to what God does for us.
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