Sermon during the Ministry of the Word, May 17, 2020. AUDIO AVAILABLE HERE >>
It was his last night to spend time with his friends. His last chance to offer counsel and encouragement before his death. And so Jesus made the most of those final hours by sharing with his disciples the things closest to his heart. Things that would help them remember what he really cared about. Things that would help them share God’s love for the world.
Among all that he said, one thing kept coming up. One final instruction that was so important he repeated it throughout the evening.
We heard it in today’s Gospel reading when Jesus said:
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15).
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