Love one another as I have loved you: the meaning of Jesus’ new commandment (Growing Deeper with John 13:31-38)

Love. It can change things. A lot of things. Bonhoeffer wrote: “Love asks nothing in return, but seeks those who need it.”

The command to love wasn’t new. But to love as Jesus loved was a powerful example for which to strive. But what did he mean by “love”? And how do we do it, and how do we keep moving forward, when we so frequently fail?

The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly. It includes different kinds of content: Interviews, featured topics, or biblical studies. This episode is the later—and in-depth look at John 13:31-38.

I take us through the text, explain background and context, and provide five practical considerations as we seek to be faithful to our foot-washing Saviour.


The sermon connected to this same section of text is called “Desperate times call for loving measures” and can be accessed here.

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