Watch this Video: Paul White expresses the value of community, communion and fellowship with other believers (and not in the church – we are the church.)
“We think that the commandment of the old testament was to love one another – the way He loves us. The reality is that the Old Testament says to love one another the way you love yourself … that hadn’t been working very well. So Jesus come along and says here’s a new one. I want you to love each other the way I love you.
In other words you’re going to need a piece of information before you can ever love your neighbor. What is the piece of information you are going to need? [Answer] How much does He love me? How loved am I? … This is why we don’t love our neighbor very well. Because most people in the church don’t know how loved they are …
If your having trouble loving your neighbor, it’s not because your neighbor is so bad. It’s because you don’t understand how loved you are.” – Paul White.
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
Love Your Neighbor
8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
3 Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him.
5 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus,
13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.