John 13:34 (NIV)
“A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
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A journey through the scriptures on a path of life changing inspiration.
"What is a Church?"
No matter the response, one thing will be certain. You will receive quite a few different answers. The building with the cross, the Body of Christ, or the multitude of all believers everywhere. The same holds true if you replace "Church" with "Disciple." The answers will be different, with some falling void of the truth. We all have our perceptions, however well intended. The real answer, the only one that really carries any weight, and the one we all should seek an understanding for... is found in this broader question.
"How did Jesus use the term and what did He intend for us to understand about it?"
This was the starting point of our study, a study which took the words spoken by Jesus to those who could clearly be identified as His closest Disciples to try and form the answer.
The eleven men who comprised His inner circle were given a new command. That command...
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples..."
(John 13:34-35 NIV)
"The Jesus Command" is both simple and impossible to carry out under our own power. Even when we give it our all, we still fall short.
The key is in first being willing to love and then obedient to the pattern that Jesus first laid down. The New Testament is full of instruction of how we are to regard one another. Our study and discussions took these instructions as a guide. They form the pattern of our attempt to better understand this...
"The Jesus Command"