Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Love and God's Glory

"5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was." ~ Jn. 11:5-6

In a previous post, I wrote a meditation on Jn. 11, focusing particularly on how Jesus responds to our pain. I mentioned in that post that Mary and Martha thought their message--"Lord, he whom You love is ill"--would compel Jesus to come heal Lazarus immediately, but Jesus had something else in mind--something more loving than healing Lazarus. That "something" was the topic of my sermon from Jn. 11:1-15, 38-45 on November 3, 2013.

The basic thesis of the sermon is that God shows us His agape love by manifesting His glory before us, and by doing so, He shows us how we show agape love to others--Christians, our enemies, and everyone in between. You can listen to the sermon on my church's website or, if you like, read the transcript. I pray that it encourages you, displays Jesus clearly to you, and helps you think about how you can show agape love to those in your field of influence.

By His Grace,

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