Message Monday 2/6/17 – Love Your Neighbor: Markers

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

The Apostle John drills down without apology here to the bottom line of our discipleship and the message hasn’t changed, it’s still all about loving one another. In fact, this is the marker that we have crossed over from death to life. You can tell, we can tell, because we love each other. And we know what love is because we learned it from Jesus himself—he laid down his life for us. So the real bottom line is this:

…we too should lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. Jesus set the bar pretty high for us. There’s no low bar under which we can slide into being genuine followers of this guy, Jesus. For John, the litmus test of our love is what we do for our brothers and sisters who are in need, or not.  For Jesus and for his best friend John, truly having the love of God within us means that it will flow out of us to others in tangible ways, not just in talk.

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One comment

  1. Hello, my name is Dennis Schaefer, former inmate from Florence north prison. I’ve been out a month now, and haven’t slowed down yet. Getting together with family has been crucial and exhausting. I’ve tried to leave a message to Pastor Chuck, as we called him at north unit. If there is a way to get a message to him and tell him all is well and now that I’ve had a chance to get to FCC website and I can at least follow the sermons. My daughter is coming in from CA, this weekend and next month my plans are to go back to Ill to see my dad and family and my mother’s grave site. she past away last July 5th. Please tell Pastor Chuck I will be coming to the church very soon.

    Heb. 13:5 God will never leave me nor forsake me.

    God Bless you all
    Brother in Christ
    Dennis

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