Love God and Love People - These are the two greatest commandments. (Does not mean that you condone bad actions, you are to just love as Christ Jesus has loved us, and God loves Jesus)

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35

By THIS people will know that you belong to me.

By LOVE.

Not by works.

Not by impressive leadership.

Not by a great show.

Not by excellence.

Not by anything else.

But our love.

Our love for one another shows that God is real and that we belong to Him.

Love means we have to let the walls down and let people in.

We need to be intentional about connections and meaningful in our conversations.

Vulnerability, trust, grace, hope, service are hallmarks of love.

Love.

Our lives and our churches should be places where people see and feel love.  People need love.  The world is starved for love and people look in all the wrong places.   The church is where they should see it demonstrated and lived.

By this all the world will know that we are His.

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