No Greater Love

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.  John 15:13-14

How do we know if someone truly loves them? Words are nice but your actions will truly show how much you love someone. Jesus showed us the greatest act of love, to lay down his life for us. How can anyone put that deep of love into words?

Its just like a woman sacrificing her body to give birth to her child, is there any greater act of love that a mother could display than this? These sacrifices are acts of love, there is no greater love than this

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15

Jesus doesn’t see us as servants, as failures, he calls us his friends. How many people do you personally call your friend? And how many of them would you willingly lay down your life for?

In todays world we use the terms love and friend very loosely, but Jesus takes them very serious. Isn’t great to know you have a friend in Jesus who sacrificed everything for you?

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit–fruit that will last–and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John 15:16

What’s even more amazing is Jesus comes to us, we don’t have to travel great distants or go thru great lengths to get to Jesus, he is with us. He sent us the Holy Spirit after his ascension to guide and comfort us.

Remember the story of Disciples, after Jesus died on the cross, Peter denied Jesus and thought he left him forever. But after Jesus rose from the dead, he went to visit Peter on the shore. Jesus came looking for Peter, just as he looks for us also.

This is my command: Love each other. John 15:17

Jesus has taught us what it truly means to love, now let’s follow his commandment to Love each other just as Christ loves us. When the world lets you down, remember what Jesus has already done for you, there is no great love in Jesus Name Amen.

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8 thoughts on “No Greater Love

  1. wiseandlovelyme

    I like the way this post is worded. This is the kind of love that is deep in our souls. The kind that sometimes gets challenged. Your faith and belief must be strong in Christ to experience such love. I have children, but to this very day I can not explain how I felt about giving birth. I was young and clueless about the gift. I can tell you that an extreme amount of pressure on your body and your soul is involved. I know now that the pressure on the spirit is important and highly valued. I learned to love deep because of the experience.

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  3. Matthew Perri

    I am not ashamed of the words of Jesus of the Gospels.

    Poem – What is love?

    Two men came to Jesus
    With different motivations.
    They asked Him the same question
    Relevant to all the nations:

    Which is the Most Important?
    The answer was the same.
    Jesus did not manipulate
    He was not there to play a game.

    “Love the Lord your God” said Jesus
    as He quoted from The Law –
    to fulfill and not abolish
    was His purpose, full of awe.

    Jesus did not make all Scripture
    Into one new great commandment.
    He summarized The Law and Prophets
    “First and Greatest” and “The Second.”

    The Love of God is higher
    Than the love of any man.
    Receive from God, give back to God-
    Then to others, that’s His plan.

    The Love of God involves much more
    Than simply “love your fellow man.”
    Worship, trust, and pray to God,
    and obey Him – that’s His plan

    To worship and pray to neighbors,
    Whoever they may be,
    Or trust and obey our enemies
    Would be idolatry.

    The love of God is first and greatest,
    And the love of man is second.
    “All we need is love” are words
    of dead Beetles on the pavement.

    “The entire law is summed up in a single command”
    are not the words of Jesus our Salvation.
    It’s false teaching of Paul the Pharisee
    “an accuser of our brethren.”

    “Love” without God is Satan’s word through Paul
    in his chapter to the Corinthians.
    “I will show you the most excellent way”
    is the road to eternal perdition.

    Where is God in Paul’s chapter on love?
    Nowhere in view of the eye.
    Paul sings about himself like a Mexican Mariachi
    “I, I, I, I.”

    Jesus is The Most Excellent Way
    Not the words of a Pharisee.
    The words of Jesus are very clear.
    Jesus said, “You must follow ME.”

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