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Putting on the New You — Transformation Through the Holy Spirit

Learning to Love Like Jesus

 

Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

— Sung by Whitney Houston, who died by a drug overdose.

 

“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” 

— Lived out by Jesus, who chose to die for the sins of the world.

 

The words sung by Whitney tell us that her version of the greatest love is easy to achieve.

 

Jesus said that His version involves pain and death.

 

Whom should we believe — Whitney Houston or Jesus?  If we were to take a survey, I guarantee that the words sung by Whitney would win hands down over Jesus every time.

 

We are told again and again by friends, magazines, books, and social media that we need to learn to love ourselves.  Yet the Bible doesn’t tell us that at all.  The Bible tells us that we actually love ourselves too much!  We are commanded to love God and to love people. God tells us that we are to receive God’s love and to love people like Jesus does.  Quite frankly, that’s impossible to do!  But the impossible is God’s specialty!

 

This Sunday we will continue our series in Putting on the New You, Transformation through the Holy Spirit.  We will begin a deeper study of the Fruit of the Spirit, and see why love is the most important.  Loving like Jesus is both a spiritual and supernatural endeavor, involving heartfelt dependence on God to achieve.  Learning to love like Jesus loves is part of the miraculous work that the Holy Spirit wants to do in each of us.

 

I want to remind you that I, and others, are available to help you in your relationship with Jesus.  If you ever want to visit over coffee, lunch, or via Zoom, know that I’m available.  Feel free to drop me an email, or text or phone me.

 

I’m not finished being transformed, but grateful that I’m on the journey with you,

 

Lou

 

Email:  lou@15-5.ca

 

Cell phone:  306-222-3955

Image by Tim Mossholder

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