The Christian message according to John is really quite simple: Believe in Jesus and love one another. What is the nature of this “love” that John commands? The simple word “love” has many meanings. The “love” John speaks of is only possible when our lives have first been touched by the love God has shown to us by sending His “beloved Son” into our broken world.
NT Lesson: 1 John 3:1-3, 4:16-21 (God is love)
NT Lesson: Revelation 1:4-8 (Jesus Christ… who loves us)
Gospel Lesson: John 13:34-35 (Love one another)