What makes a Christian different from the rest of the world? What is supposed to be so
different about the church that people in the world will want to be a part of it? What is supposed
to be so different about the church that when a Christian leaves, or is disciplined, they want to
repent and come back?
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one
another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not
dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love
does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always
hopes, always perseveres (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).
“As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Now remain in My love. If you keep My
commands, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commands and remain in
His love. … You are My friends if you do what I command. … This is My command: Love each
other” (John 15:9-17).
Your assignment this week is to show your love through one additional act toward at least
one member of our congregation. Someone not in your house or your significant other. Do
something that they will notice, it does not have to be something big and you don't have to let
them know who it was, just that it was a fellow member. Show your love to your brother or sister
in Christ.
~ Brad Tolbert