Our Scripture texts were John 13.31-34 and John 15.9-12.

Here are the notes from the worship bulletin:

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” John 13.34
This was not really a new command. Jesus had said this before. And Moses had recorded this 1400 years before in Leviticus 19.18.
What did Jesus add or change or imply that made it a NEW command?
I think the key is the phrase “as I have loved you”. We must love like Jesus loved. How did Jesus show love? How does God tell us to love one another?
Love by serving John 13.1-17
Loving others involves sacrifice John 15.9-12
Love by honoring Romans 12.9,10
Love by bearing burdens Galatians 6.2
Love by doing no wrong to each other Romans 13.8-10