We can’t shepherd our churches until we learn to love people the way Jesus does.
Jesus is the best model for loving others. That’s why he tells us to do as he does: “I’m giving you a new commandment: Love each other in the same way that I have loved you” (John 13:34 GW).
So what can we learn from how Jesus loves others?
- We must accept others like Jesus accepts us.
Followers of Jesus should be the most accepting people in the world. As pastors, we need to lead the way.
The starting point of accepting others like Jesus does is to truly realize how much God accepts you. You’ve likely preached about it, but you need to truly understand how accepted you are by God.
Jesus tells us unequivocally in John 6:37 that we’re accepted no matter what we’ve done. “The Father gives me the people who are mine. Every one of them will come to me, and I will always accept them” (NCV).
The truth is, you can be a Jesus-follower…Continue Reading