Love in the Tough Places

This past Sunday, I preached on “Love in the Tough Places,” out of John 13:31-35. It’s the section of text where Jesus gives the Disciples the new commandment to love — even in the tough places.

I opened the sermon with a reference to Beyoncé’s new visual album, “Lemonade,” a dynamic ode to heartbreak, restoration, and what it means to love someone in a tough place. Don’t you just love when pop culture helps bring to life the biblical text? #LEMONADE

God also calls us to learn how to learn people in the tough place — in ways we’ve never imagined. In John 13, there’s this movement between what I consider an “act of love” (washing of the feet) to an “attitude of love” (through the new commandment) — and our difficulty in living in an “attitude of love” is directly related to one thing.

Check out the video below to find out + share with a friend!

<p><a href=”″>LOVE IN TOUGH PLACES</a> from <a href=””>Impact Church</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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