Love One Another

“ Love one Another  ”

 John 13:30-35


  • Jesus here had gathered the disciples together to tell them something very important.
  • Number one, That He (Jesus) would be betrayed.
  • Number two, That they (The disciples) were to love one another. (Even Judas)
  • This should be an example to us also… We have had, and probably will have someone betray us also. WE SHOULD STILL LOVE THEM!


I. A New Commandment

  A) Is it really new?

  • “…thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself ” (Leviticus 19:18)
  • This was the law laid down by God as He gave it to Moses.
  • Note he talks about loving your neighbor as yourself.
  • Here in John 13:34it is referring to the brethren in Christ that we are to love one another…As Christ did, and still does.
  • YES, it is a new law. Not to us… but it was to the disciples.

  B) Why did Jesus have to tell them… “Love one another?”

  • Shouldn’t the disciples already love one another?
  • Apparently not! They probably had some hurt feelings.
  • I do know that many did not like Paul because he killed and tortured the Jews before he was saved.
  • So now Christ tells them… No matter your faults with one another… “Love one another”

  C) I need to tell you… “Love one another”

  • I Thess. 4:9… ¶ But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
  • I Peter 1:22… Seeing ye have purified your souls (You have become saved)in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently(sincere, warmly): 
  •  I John 3:23… ¶ And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
  • I John 4:7… ¶ Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
  • I John 4:11… Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

  D) Why love one another?

  • Because God teaches us to “love one another”
  • It is His commandment
  • Because “Love” is of God.
  • Because He first loved us.
  • Because we need to bond together against Satan in love. 4:9… Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.


This message preached on New Years “Watch Night Service” at our house 2008