Troy Allen: Love Like Jesus

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Troy Allen: Love Like Jesus (John 13:34-35)

Troy Allen, lead pastor of First Baptist Church in College Station, Texas, focuses on the love Jesus demonstrates in washing his disciples’ feet and then calls them to enact. Not only did Jesus call his disciples to a “what”—serving others—he also taught them the “why”—love as the compelling motivation. That love isn’t just any kind of love but is Christ’s love. Quoting a famous song, Allen asks his hearers if what the world needs is love, shouldn’t followers of Jesus show the world what kind of love?

This sermon was delivered during the morning worship services at First Baptist Church in College Station on September 15, 2019 as part four of a series titled “Disciple.”


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