Day One – The New Commandment

Let’s read and pray aloud the following together:

John 15:9-13 NIV
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.                  

The Cape Town Commitment – “We love because God first loved us”
Love for God and love for neighbour constitute the first and greatest commandments on which hang all the law and the prophets. Love is the fulfilling of the law, and the first named fruit of the Spirit. Love is the evidence that we are born again; the assurance that we know God; and the proof that God dwells within us. Love is the new commandment of Christ, who told his disciples that only as they obeyed this commandment would their mission be visible and believable. Christian love for one another is how the unseen God, who made himself visible through his incarnate Son, goes on making himself visible to the world.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for loving us. We respond anew to your command to love one another, saying yes with our whole lives. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

Let’s worship God with singing “Build My Life” by Housefires (click here).

– JL