Learning Love Anew — Learning Life Anew series
Summary: Because Jesus abides within us, God’s Love begins to radiate from us, even though before it was impossible.
Note: this is not CC, but the response to food is about the same.
Key Scripture: “And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.” — 1 John 3:23
Key Catechism: The First Commandment — You shall have no other gods.
What is this? — We are to fear, love, and trust God above all things.
Key Catechism: The Third Article of the Apostles’ Creed: On Being Made Holy
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
What is this?
I believe that by my own understanding or strength I cannot believe in Jesus Christ my Lord or come to him, but instead the Holy Spirit has called me through the gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, made me holy and kept me in the true faith, just as he calls, gathers, enlightens, and makes holy the whole Christian church on earth and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one common, true faith.
(both excerpts from the Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Wengert’s translation of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism)
Key Scripture: [Jesus says,] “I lay down my life for the sheep.” — John 10:15b
Key Scripture: “All who obey the commandments of Jesus abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that Jesus abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.” — 1 John 3:24
Life Application: Pray that you may live Godly love and practice living into the reality of Jesus already dwelling within you.