We began with a simple exhortation from the Lord:
the Body of Christ must learn to live love better.
Jesus said, “By this all men will know that you are My disciples,
if you have love (Agape) for one another.”
"Beyond all these things put on love (Agape), which is the perfect bond of unity."
“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their
word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they
also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me."
We should be living love, in unity,
so that the world will know the Gospel.
That's supposed to be our calling card.
But we are people. We're normal, every-day, people who live normal lives, with normal hurts and joys and pains and laughter. We're pretty messed-up, flawed, often opinionated and difficult people. We fall short of the glory and holiness of God every. single. day.
We can do better.
Walking out God's version of love (agape) isn't easy. Most of the time we even struggle to define it. Thankfully, in the past few years God has led us through His Word and unfolded a framework to and in and through the lives our team that has gently guided us deeper towards this end. It's a message for every believer, a neverending process of practice and tools and growth that has the potential - with God's power at work - to draw the Church (the whole Body) together and grow us up towards spiritual maturity in Christ.
Theories and principles are all fine and good, but what difference does it really make if we're not living it out?
If we really believe all the Bible says, shouldn't our lives look different? How do we start that process and learn those skills? The Walk Agape training series is designed to come to you personally, in your community and prayerfully explore those questions with you, at the direction of the Holy Spirit Himself.