This week I have been reading in 1 John. The verse below makes understanding and reflecting Jesus’ love very simple in concept.
“By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.” (1 John 3:16)
But living out this verse, truly laying down our lives for the brothers, is more than a concept. It is costly and it varies from culture to culture and person to person.
Re-read this verse and take a few moments to think about it. Pray and ask the Lord for ideas as to what this might mean for you. Then do what you and the Lord think is right to serve someone or a group.
May each of us reflect the heart and example of Jesus who demonstrated love by laying down His life for us.
Jesus said, “I Am” numerous times. When God spoke to Moses in the burning bush, and Moses asked who should I say sent me, God said, “I AM who I AM”. Jesus is “I AM” who dwelt among us.
His statements are startling and life-changing.
Take a minute to watch Episode 12 from the I AM Series which reviews all 7 of Jesus’ great “I AM” statements and ponder the questions at the end.
Fruit on the grape vine doesn’t happen unless there is a vine from which the grapes come forth and are nourished into ripe grapes.
What is Jesus saying to us? Who is the gardener?
Take a minute to watch Episode 10 from the I AM series and ponder the questions at the end.
This week’s video devotional is “I AM the Bread of Life” Part 1.
Take a few minutes to view the video and ponder the questions at the end.