Are we obedient and abiding in the love of Jesus?
Jesus is our Master. As our Master, Jesus has some commands for us. They are not optional if we follow Jesus. They are commands. They are not optional.
We can choose to obey but we can’t choose the commands. Jesus is in charge here. We aren’t.
Jesus leads the way. Jesus is obedient to His Father. Jesus isn’t asking anything from us that He isn’t willing to do Himself. Jesus is always obedient. Jesus always obeys His Father’s commands. Jesus shows us the way.
Jesus is offering us love. This is amazing and stunning good news. Jesus only asks that we obey Him.
“If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.”John 15:10
Is love optional? Yes, we get to decide whether to love or not. It is a gift. We can use it or not. It is a fruit that we can cultivate and grow, or not. So we get to decide. I often am not loving. I can be mean and cruel. I have no defense. “Master Jesus the Messiah, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” Jesus does have mercy. Jesus keeps on helping me grow.
Where does love come from? Love comes from the Holy Spirit. It is a gift. It is fruit that grows in me. Because I have received the Holy Spirit, I can actually love, whereas before, I could not. I tried, but it was useless.
Love describes God’s love for humanity. There is good news in that the Word of God and Jesus offers an understanding of the source, character, requirement and value of love. It is based on the nature and actions of God our Father.
Social Media Ambassadors
Please help the Christian Training Center share Jesus with the world!
The Christian Training Center is looking for individuals to serve as social media ambassadors. This is a vital volunteer position for us.
What does it involve? Here is a menu of opportunities. No one is expected to do them all.
- Follow our content on https://ctcilife.org/
- Like the articles
- Comment on the articles (these can be very short)
- Ask friends to help
- Promote the articles on your social media accounts
- Follow our social media accounts and like/comment on posts
That is it. It won’t take much of your time but it will make a huge difference to our ministry as we spread the good news of Jesus. We’ll keep you up to date by email with tips and suggestions.