Love One Another

Believers’ Spirit-empowered, sacrificial love for one another glorifies God and powerfully demonstrates genuine faith in Christ. In part 2 of Biblical Fellowship, Pastor Dan Cox reads from John 13:31-35.

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Study Notes

“Koinonia” = Common Life

  • Is a sharing of our experience of God and life in Christ
  • Requires commitment, honesty, openness and integrity
  • Promotes spiritual growth
  • Enriches our relationship with God and one another
  • Provides strength, refreshment and instruction for our souls

John 13:31-35

  1. The Glorification of the Father & the Son (v. 31-32)
  2. The Departure of the Son (v. 33)
  3. The Commandment of the Son (vv. 34-35)

Principles from the Text

  • God brings glory to Himself in unexpected ways
  • Believers are to love one another sacrificially
  • Believers are to love one another through the power of the Holy Spirit
  • Spirit-empowered, sacrificial love demonstrates to the world that believers are genuine followers of Christ

Applying the Text

  • Do you love sacrificially?
  • Do you love through the power of the indwelling Spirit?
  • Does your love show others that you are a “real-deal” Christian?