Every part of the body needs to function properly for the body to be healthy and capable. Love loosens the joints in the body motivating us to take action and to serve the church.
The High Priestly Prayer
In contrast to the world's man-worshipping glory, John shows us a new category of glory reflected in the cross. John uniquely connects Jesus' suffering with glory. The cross is not the condition of glory. The Cross is God's glory. In giving the Father glory, Jesus reveals the nature of the Father's glory. We're being transformed from one degree of glory to another.
Rooting Out Bitterness
Sanctification is to be pursued along with peace. It is never loving to confirm people in their sin.
The Wisdom of Contentment and Community
The church is a community where people are transformed and come to experience and share God's love.