A Mark of Our Identity
If you weren’t able to be in attendance for worship either in-person or online yesterday, I want to encourage you to go to the North Danvers Mennonite Church’s Facebook page and listen to the sermon. It’s not because I think it’s that good of a sermon, but because I think the subject is one that needs to be addressed in our current time and climate. If the Church in the United States is going to be faithful to its task of making disciples (Matthew 28:18-20), we need to recommit ourselves to unity and more specifically loving one another well.
Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another,” (John 13:34-35, NIV). There seems to be no missing the reality that Jesus says our love for one another should be an identifying mark that we are followers of Jesus. Yesterday, I left the congregation with the question: Would others be able to see that we are followers of Jesus by the way that we love one another?
We’re getting into that season of the year when we think a bit more about generosity and making sure that even those in difficult circumstances are provided for. Thanksgiving is a week from Thursday. Let me ask you, what are you thankful for this year?
I love you all and pray for God’s blessing on you.
Scriptures for Next Sunday
Psalm 134—How would you describe what it means to “praise the Lord”?
Psalm 96—What emotion does this psalm make you feel as you read it?
Luke 17:11-19—What was the purpose of praise in this passage?
Revelation 19:1-10—What images of praise to we have in this passage?