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THIS or THAT Part 2 – Love or Lie

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This week, we will continue working through the Letters of John by   examining the importance of love in a Christian’s life; not the idea of romance, but the idea of godly love that Christ encourages us in loving one another.  When we consider showing love to our families and friends, it is easy, but Christ called us to love everyone and that can be much harder.

But I tell you:  Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (Matt 5:44 )

John reminds us that when we follow Christ we must love everyone, and if we do not, then we are liars; whether that means we are lying to others or to ourselves.  Though harsh, it reminds us that there is no room for hate in the life of the Christian and that if we truly mean that Christ is our Lord, we must do as Jesus did.

Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did. (1 John 2:6)