: Do we love people like Jesus loves them? Jesus loved verbs. He loved action words such as live, come, rest, learn, hear, give, go, and even die . Wouldn?t it make...
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Do we love people like Jesus loves them?
Jesus loved verbs. He loved action words such as live, come, rest, learn, hear, give, go, and even die. Wouldn?t it make sense that the people who claim to follow Jesus would love the same words Jesus loved?
Unfortunately, somewhere along the way someone tried to make the word Christian an adjective. So now people speak of ?Christian? books and ?Christian? music and ?Christian? schools. When people use the word Christian as an adjective instead of a noun, the word loses its meaning. Maybe this explains why so many churches have lost their purpose.
In Jesus Prom, Jon Weece explains how our goal as Christians is to become increasingly more like Jesus. Jesus loves people, which means we should love people the way Jesus loves them: through action. Live, care, give, go?love the way Jesus does.
Bob Goff is the founder of Love Does, a nonprofit organization that operates schools and pursues justice for children in conflict areas such as Uganda, Somalia, and Iraq. Bob is a lawyer and serves as the honorary consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States. He is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School and Point Loma Nazarene University and lives in San Diego with Sweet Maria, their kids, and extended family.
Jon Weece is the lead teaching pastor at Southland Christian Church, a community of 14,000 Christ-followers in Lexington, Kentucky. Prior to Southland, Jon was a missionary to Haiti for four years, where he met his wife, Alli. They have two children.