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Sunday 02.12.17 (love like Jesus loved)

This Sunday we’ll start a new sermon series that runs between now and the week after Easter, journeying through Jesus’ final hours before the crucifixion and his ministry after the resurrection as told in John 13-21. We start with John 13:1-35 and see how we are to love like Jesus loved. Sunday evening, we’ll continue our series on the attributes of God. Hope to see you there!

@945 Small Groups / Sunday School
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Attributes of God Study in Church Library: God is spirit

Sermon Notes
Love Like Jesus Loved ~ John 13:1-35

  • The washing of the disciples’ feet pointed to Jesus’ greater act of service on our behalf, the cross (13:5-11)
    • We must be cleansed by Jesus
    • To be cleansed, we must have faith in Jesus
  • This act left an example for us: Love and serve others the way Jesus loves and serves us (13:12-35)
    • Jesus loves us deeply and gives us the eternal best, even as he meets a practical need
    • We are to love others deeply and point them to the eternal best, even as we meet their practical needs
    • Loving and serving others is a gospel witness
  • Ways we can serve:
    • Spiritually – We seek to bring people to believe in Jesus by hearing the gospel (Romans 10:14-17)
    • Physically – We seek to meet the everyday needs of those who are without (1 John 3:16-18)
    • Relationally – We befriend and fellowship with others (Genesis 2:18, Acts 2:42)
    • Emotionally – We strive to emphasize and sympathize with others (Romans 12:15)

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