LEARNING TO LOVE
John chapter 13 and verse 34 and verse 35. "A
new commandment I give unto you that ye love one another
as I have loved you." Now they've been told to love before
but it's a new commandment because they've never been
told to love this way before. They're to love one another
as I have loved you that ye also love one another. By
this shall all men know that ye are My disciples if ye have
love one for another.
You don't need a lapel pin. You don't need a
bumper sticker. By this shall all men know that you are
my disciples if you have love one for the other. I'm not
against a lapel pin. I'm not against a bumper sticker.
But dear friend the proof and the sign of love that we are
disciples is that we love one another in the Lord Jesus
About 200 years ago an encyclopedia wrote an
article on love. It took 5 pages. That same encyclopedia
attempted to describe the atom and they took about 4 lines.
Recently, in a recent addition of that encyclopedia they
left love out all together and took 5 pages to explain the
You know Jesus said, "Because iniquity shall
about the love of many shall wax cold." We live in a day
of abounding iniquity and dwindling love. And a psychiatrist
said what people in this world need more than anything else
is the ability to love and to be loved.
We are sick. And somebody said what the world
needs now is love, love, love. That's true. Love
doesn't make the world go round, but it makes the trip
worth while. It really does. We need to love one another.
And there's a, there's a great need for just old fashioned
Now love is very hard to explain. It's very
hard to express. Even romantic love, romantic love. I
remember when I fell in love with Joyce. I couldn't explain
it but I felt like a grasshopper or roller skates. I'll
tell you it's just, it's just so exciting to be in love.
I remember when I kissed her the first time. We
were grade school sweethearts and I felt those cold chills
going down my back. Her popsicle was melting.
Somebody said that love is a, is an inward
expressability of an outward all overisnesss. Or love is
that feeling you feel when you feel. your going to feel a
feeling you've never felt before. It's hard to express
love isn't it.
I'm talking about romantic love. How much more is
it hard to express the love of God When Jesus said, "A
new commandment have I given unto you that you love one
another even as I have loved you." "By this shall all men
know that you are my disciples if you have love one for
An example is what we need. And in the 13th
chapter of John we have an example of love worth finding.
We have an example of love worth sharing. We have an example
of love worth sending. The title of our message is, LEARNING
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