22 April: What’s True Love?

After 27 years of marriage the husband of someone close to me said, “Define love.” He then left her that night. By contrast, today’s chapter shows someone who’s pouring out His life in True Love for the people He’s leading…

READ JOHN 13  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

Some may define a good leader as someone who’s inspiring. But the problem with that statement is that, depending on the deficiencies and desires of the one following, any variety of attributes can be inspiring – including unscrupulous tendencies behind their successes. Few exercise power with their sleeves rolled up and covered in blood, sweat and tears with actions that say: “Come follow me and I will make you become who I am.”[a] Fewer still, would be willing to wash the feet of the one who, in just a few hours, would betray Him [v18, 21-26], deny knowing Him [v38], and completely abandon Him.[b] Knowing what was to come, John wrote…

“…having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the utmost, eternally, to the end…” [v1]

John then documented into history, a person who demonstrated true love, setting an example for Jesus’ disciples to imitate. [v15-17]

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to connect with the Creator who’s given everything He has for you? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[c]

THE LORD’S PRAYER: 

   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

I’ll praise You for Your acts of power, Lord; praise You for Your surpassing greatness! May You be praised with the sounding of the trumpet, with the harp and lyre. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! [Psalm 150:2-3,6]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: God’s Grace on Taiwan[d]
  • Your Country: Pray for your Inner Cities
  • Yourself: Protection from “the evil one”[e]
  • Your concerns for today
Thank-you for making everything beautiful in its time, O God. You’ve also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what You’ve done from beginning to end. [Ecclesiastes 3:11]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

You’re the One who blots out our transgressions, Father God. For Your own sake, You remember my sins no more. [Isaiah 43:25]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Thank-you that You gave Yourself as a ransom for all people, Lord. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. [1 Timothy 2:6]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[f] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: An Assured Future

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life, has set us free from the law of sin and death. [Romans 8:1-2]

[a] Matthew 4:19

[b] Psalm 41:9

[c] Matthew 6:5-15

[d] http://www.operationworld.org/country/chnt/owtext.html

[e] John 17:15

[f] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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