The Mark of a Christian

All of us want to be loved. We learned last week the God who created us in His image loves us with an unconditional love. We also saw in the story of the Sons of Sceva that some people try to operate with only the evidence of love apart from experience the essence of love. In other words, there are people today who depend on their religion (evidence) having not experienced a relationship (essence) with Jesus. Settled that we are loved by God through the person of Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit we are then set free to love others. Our love for God and our love for others is a necessary response to God’s love for us. This week’s study invites you to a life style of dependence upon the Holy Spirit as He works through you to love others.