A reader will not have to look far or hard to find the central theme of the book of John. The apostle John refers to himself repeatedly as the one that Jesus loved. And this was not a narcissistic thought. He was really convinced that who Jesus was at his core was love and that we are to delight in that love and be delighted through that love.
Nowhere is his central theme more clear than in John chapter 13 when he says, from the words of Jesus, “A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you so you must love. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples.”
- In your own words, who is Jesus at his core?
- What does it look like to “love one another” in our world today?