Weekend Message Takeaway: “Reigning in Love”

In John 13:21–38, Jesus details His betrayal and predicts Peter’s denial. But even in the midst of betrayal and denial, we see something truly beautiful as Jesus gives His disciples a new commandment: to love one another!

This weekend, special guest Pastor Alan Platt of Doxa Deo Church explained what the love of Christ means for us, and how we can experience it every day.

Watch the video below to see a few highlights from the teaching and share it with your friends via social media. To watch the message in its entirety, click here.


Let’s recap some of the key talking points from Pastor Alan's teaching this weekend:

There are two major references in this portion of Scripture: 
1. “One of you will betray Me.”—John 13:21 (NKJV)
2. “The rooster shall not crow till you have denied Me three times.”—John 13:38 (NKJV)

Between betrayal and denial, Jesus makes one of the most profound statements: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”—John 13:34–35 (NKJV)

It is in the revelation of being loved that you are awakened to love! We are to be overwhelmed by His love to become the representatives of His love.

To discover this love, you need to discover yourself in the good news of redemption:
1. Good news is only good news if it is good news.
2. Good news is only good news if it includes you.

We were included in the moment of redemption. When history recorded the death of one man, eternity recorded the repositioning of humanity:
1. We died and were buried with Him.
2. We were raised and are alive in Him.
3. We share in His ascension and are seated with Him in heavenly places.

How do we reign? We love! 

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This Wednesday, our study of David’s life brings us to 2 Samuel 11. We’ll dive deep into the familiar story of David and Bathsheba. Though this is not a good time in David’s life, we’ll see that God does not abandon David.

This weekend, Pastor Doug will explore John 14, where Jesus tells us how He is the way, the truth, and the life and explains the coming of the Holy Spirit.  

About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra is a licensed minister who has served on staff at Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.