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Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 269

  1. “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

There it is…the ultimate definition of love. Jesus has just commanded His disciples (and us) to love one another. Now, He adds the premium tag, explaining that there’s no greater way to demonstrate this than an act of self-sacrifice. Yes, Jesus will show this kind of love in His sacrifice for all of us, but the context suggests that He isn’t speaking of His death, but of their lives. How will you live? Will you put the needs and hopes of your friends ahead of your own? This is love. Throughout human history, such sacrifice is always admired, applauded, and revered. We are amazed at the soldier, the protector, or the dad who stands between his family and danger. We see human greatness in the heroic willingness to risk everything for the needs of others. In our individualistic and self-focused culture, this is what is means to truly live…and to love.

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