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THEY WILL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS BY OUR LOVE

Family and Friends,

Acts 11:26

And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

A Christian is a follower and an imitator of Jesus Christ.

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I Corinthians 1:10-13

10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that

there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same

judgment.

11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are

contentions among you.

12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

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1 John 3:14-16

King James Version (KJV)

14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his

brother abideth in death.

15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for

the brethren.

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Psalm 133:1

 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

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Definition for Unity  (from Webster’s 1828 dictionary)

 Unity is a thing undivided itself, but separate from every other thing.
2.Concord; conjunction; as a unity of proofs.
3. Agreement; uniformity; as unity of doctrine; unity of worship in a church.
4. In christian theology, oneness of sentiment, affection or behavior.

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Matthew 22:37-39

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

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Yes, they will know we are Christians by our love, by our love.

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A Brother’s Love

There was this little girl who was sick with a rare disease. The doctor’s tried to cure her, but she kept getting thinner and lighter in complexion. The doctor called the other family members into a private discussion room. There the doctor explained that, to fight this disease, the young girl would need a blood transfusion by someone who had been cured of that same disease. Since her brother had already overcome that particular disease, and he had the same blood type, he was the ideal donor.

The doctor pursued to influence the young child to donate his blood to his sister, while the young boy was very quiet. As the doctor waited for a response the small boy, with his bottom lip trembling, finally said,”Ok, I’ll do it.” The doctors wheeled the two children down the hall to the hospital room.

Not one word was exchanged. Only a few times did the young boy look at his sister, and as there eyes met, he simply smiled at her. The two children finally reached the room, and were placed into two chairs beside each other. The doctor started the procedure for the blood transfusion.

The young boy watched his blood go from his body into his sister’s. Trying to hold back the tears, he finally broke the silence with, “Doctor, when am I going to die?” The doctor then realized why his lips were trembling, and why he remained so silent. To the young boy, giving his blood meant giving his life. At that one moment, that one instant, he would have given his life for his sister.

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(I first read this story in Chicken Soup for the Soul).

 

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Thank you for stopping by and please pray for America the Beautiful and spiritual awakening.

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