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Discipled Living – Relationship

Rev. Canon Michael Gilton
April 18, 2021

Discipled Living – Relationship

In the Apostle John’s first letter, he asks “how do we know if we’re living in God’s light?” – meaning, how do we know if we are truly disciples of Jesus? That question is just as important today as it was 2,000 years ago. Now, John asks this question not as a “bouncer”, trying to limit who gets into Heaven. He asks it to encourage us to persevere in our walk with Christ, and to reassure us that our lives have already been transformed by Jesus’ resurrection. To answer his question, John asks us to examine two relationships – with God, and with others. Is our relationship with God marked by obedience to His will? And are our relationships with others marked by Christ-like love?