24 Feb 2019

Dear family in Christ

Our Lord Jesus Christ taught his beloved disciples at the Upper Room on the night before being crucified on the cross, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this, all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)

Having experienced the deep sacrificial love of God, we are called to love one another as children of God. This is the joy and privilege we have as God’s community in His Church. This is the powerful testimony to the watching world that we are true disciples of Jesus Christ, who walk in obedience to his commandments and walk according to the Holy Spirit.

As God’s community at St John’s Chapel, let us love one another, showing care, concern and help for each other. Amongst our church community, some are struggling with work difficulties, ill health, strained families, childcare issues, elderly care, financial concerns, deep grief, sad loneliness and life anxieties. Let us bear one another’s burdens and struggles. Let us make time for good listening and meaningful conversations. Let us pray with and for one another lovingly as we lean on the sufficient grace of God as a community.

“… those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”  Proverbs 11:25b (NLT)

Love in Christ
Pastor John

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