Beholding His Glory ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh, Grace Baptist Church

Romans 12:9-10 ~ Sincere Love ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

February 8, 2020

While in the Upper Room with His disciples the Lord Jesus told them, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another” (John 13:34).

 The old commandment was to “love our neighbor as ourselves.” Whatever we do for ourselves in meeting our own needs, we are to do for others. But in giving the new commandment, Jesus raised the bar big time. It doesn’t make the old commandment null and void, but we are love one another as Jesus loved us.  In a word, we are to love others “sacrificially.”  The supreme demonstration of Jesus’ love was when He went to the cross and bore God’s wrath on our behalf.

 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).