Scripture: 1 John 3:1-7
This Sunday Melissa began a series on I John. Many people are leaving the institutional church. Why is it that we have difficulty identifying with the term “Christian” or have some anxiety about it? The gap is between who Jesus is and how Jesus’ followers act in the world.
“This is the message you have heard from the beginning, that you love one another.” That’s what it boils down to for this preacher in I John. The love that we encounter in this book is robust. It protects and cares. It’s one that is willing to recognize and name the way that power operates in the church.