Read Romans 15:1-13 V 7. Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory. Let’s digress for a couple of days to reflect on what this love of God means in practice,
Read John 16:16-33 v 27. the Father himself loves you dearly because you love me and believe that I came from God. One of the great, and plainest of writers of the Victorian age was the Anglican Bishop, J. C.
Week beginning Sunday 24th October Some tough readings this week! Love is not a soft option with permanent smiles all round. It can be very hard work – and challenging at times. So our readings have been chosen to help
Read John 15:18- 16:4 v 18. If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. And so we arrive at the small print at the bottom of the package! You have probably learned to look out for the
Read 1John 3:11-24 v 14. But a person who has no love is still dead. We digress for a moment today to reflect on something else John wrote about love in a letter; to be loveless is to be effectively
Read John 15:1-17 v 12. This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. You have read it before, but it needs repeating I guess – Love is not an option, it is a
Read John 14:15-31 v 27. I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. The future often troubles us. Questions
Week beginning Sunday 17th October We are fast approaching the point in the story when Jesus’ love is going to be tested to the limit. So the Gospel story starts to become much more explicit about love and its consequences.
vv 34-35. So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. Here
Read John 13:1-18 v 1. Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them