November 17, 2019

Branching In

Passage: Ezekiel 17:22-24, 1 John 4:7-11, John 15:1-17

“God is love. Love is God. Love God, love one another, because god is love.” In the three letters that bear his name, John comes across either as a doddering old man fixated on one thing…or the purveyor of the most profound message of all time. Writing to “his little children,” he encourages them to have fellowship with each other—not as a fuzzy feeling but a down-to-earth, daily reality, grounded in confession, obedience, and (of course) love.