20th February 2015
‘Little children, let us stop just saying we love people; let us really love them, and show it by our actions.’ 1 John 3:18 (LB)
People know we love them when we show we love them.
In the book of James (2:15-16), there’s a practical question: ‘Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?’ The challenge for all Christians is to show love and not just talk about it. It’s easy to talk about love, but it’s tough to really love others.
In showing our love, no task should be too menial. Jesus specialised in acts of service most people try to avoid: washing feet, helping children, fixing breakfast and serving people with leprosy. Nothing was beneath Him because His service flowed from love.
Question to consider
Who can you show the love of Christ to in a practical way today?
Pray for the staff and volunteers who work with people in the Jericho Road Project, that the love of Jesus will shine through all that is done.
These devotionals include edited extracts from the Better Together book by Rick Warren, with additional prayer points for King's Church London. We are extremely grateful to Purpose Driven UK for permission to use the extracts.
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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.