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The 11 th Commandment. John 13:33-35 March 14, AM. How many commandments?. A teacher asked his class, “How many commandments are there?” Most of the class said, “TEN.” Teacher said they were wrong. There are 11 Commandments. John 13:34-35.

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The 11 th commandment

The 11th Commandment

John 13:33-35

March 14, AM


How many commandments

How many commandments?

  • A teacher asked his class, “How many commandments are there?”

  • Most of the class said, “TEN.”

  • Teacher said they were wrong.

  • There are 11 Commandments.


John 13 34 35

John 13:34-35

34A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

35By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”


Introduction

Introduction

  • We have studied the 10 Commandments

    • 10 Stupid Things We Do

    • We break them often

  • Today we look at the 11th Commandment.

    • Are we doing any better here?


Background to text

Background to text

  • John 13-17 take place in the Upper Room.

  • Several important events:

    • Example of humility

    • Eat last Passover Feast

    • Introduces Communion

    • Exposes Judas’ plot

    • Judas leaves to betray Him


Background to text1

Background to text

  • After Judas leaves:

    • Jesus talks with the 11

    • This talk covers John 14-16

    • Then Jesus prays in John 17

  • In these last moments with the 11 – He must compress everything (zip file)

  • He summarizes everything in the 11th Commandment


L o v e i s

L O V E I S . . .

  • A Commandment

    • Not a promise

    • Not a wish, desire, dream

  • A command to be obeyed

  • This command demands obedience

    • One breaks the law by not loving

    • Just like breaking the law by stealing, lying or taking God’s name in vain.


L o v e i s1

L O V E I S . . .

  • A Duty – to be obeyed

  • Duty is not often mentioned

  • Today everything is relative

  • Nothing is absolute

  • Let’s study some examples of this command.


L o v e i s2

L O V E I S . . .

  • A Duty – to be obeyed

  • John 14:15 - “If you love Me,keep My commandments.

  • John 14:21a - He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me.


L o v e i s3

L O V E I S . . .

  • A Duty – to be obeyed

  • John 14:23a - Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word;

  • John 14:28b - If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’


L o v e i s4

L O V E I S . . .

  • A Duty – to be obeyed

  • John 15:10a - If you keep My commandments,

  • John 15:12 - This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

  • John 15:17 - These things I command you, that you love one another.


L o v e i s5

L O V E I S . . .

  • A Debt – to be paid

  • Romans 13:8 - Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

  • Romans 13:9-10 - 9For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,”“You shall not bear false witness,”“You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”10Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.


L o v e i s6

L O V E I S . . .

  • Love is learned –

    • From parents, teachers, church

    • From the world around us

  • We learn to love as we have been loved

    • Orphan homes in China and Russia

    • Infants are not being held

    • It takes years for them to recover

    • They must learn to love!

  • A Lesson – to be learned


L o v e i s7

L O V E I S . . .

  • A Lesson – to be learned

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:9 - But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;

  • Love was taught

  • We must teach our children how to love


L o v e i s8

L O V E I S . . .

  • A Testimony – to be expressed

  • As we love –

    • Others will see our relationship with Christ

    • They will believe in Jesus when they see our love and devotion to Him


L o v e i s9

L O V E I S . . .

  • A Testimony – to be expressed

  • John 13:34-35 - 34A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”


L o v e i s10

L O V E I S . . .

  • A Testimony – to be expressed

  • John 17:23 - I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.


L o v e i s11

L O V E I S . . .

  • An Effect – to be pure

  • 1 Peter 1:22-23 - 22Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truththrough the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, 23having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,


Summary

Summary

  • Love is a COMMAND.

  • Love is a DUTY to be obeyed.

  • Love is a DEBT to be paid.

  • Love is a LESSON to be learned.

  • There is the EFFECT of a pure soul.


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