“I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.”
Jesus got rid of the priesthood (every Christian is now a priest), the temple (every Christian is now the temple of God), and the sacrifices (Jesus was the once-and-for-all sacrifice).
Unlike the word’s religions, Christians are people who are all about a person. They are not only followers of him, but have given their lives to him, so that he can now live through all his followers. Christians have God with them 24/7, and so do not need to do something at a religious edifice to get God’s attention.
All Christians are lights, lit up by The Light, and attracting others to that light, in their daily lives. So, people who do not yet know Christ meet him through his people whom he is indwelling, and not at a some special place.
And the marker of the people who Christ is in, is their love for each other, in deed, in servant-hood, in being as a slaves to one another, as first modeled by The Master.
Christians are not anti-law or somehow above it, but now under Christ’s law (1 Cor. 9:21). Christians fulfill the law of Christ (Gal. 6:2) by obeying his command.
Jesus is the example for us to follow in loving each other (John 13:15) as servants, serving one another out of his love (John 13:17) and walking in the blessing of God.
1. (Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:23–25; Ephesians 2:15)
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