Big Top Christianity – The Rev. Morgan Allen – Church Building

May 21, 2017

    “… Just as those words offer reassurance that not even death will end the power of our
    fellowship, this morning’s appointment reiterates how God’s promises will be realized across our
    mortal horizons: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Importantly, this is a
    promise, and not a threat. That is, the “commandment” to which Jesus refers is the one he has
    just delivered, namely that his friends would love one another in the model of his love. Jesus’
    “if” reassures his disciples of faith’s uncomplicated, reciprocal formula: Loving me is enough!
    For in loving one another, you express your love for me. Therefore, I am in you, and you are in
    me, when we share a common love for one another….””

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