Greater Love in Action

John 15:13

Jesus said, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Introduction: Are you ready to go? Ready to serve? Will you answer God’s CALL? “He that loses his life for my sake shall find it” (Matt 10:39). “When He was on the cross, you (I) were on His mind.” Just as men and women down through the ages have answered the CALL to serve our country, AMERICA – even to the point of death – may we STEP up and say, “Yes to Jesus”!

Think about (3) reasons to answer God’s CALL:

1. Answering Jesus CALL is our HIGHEST DUTY! (John 15:13)
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
• Ready to SERVE our Lord…..Isaiah answered, “Here am I, send me” (Isa 6:8)
• Life service…over Lip service
2. Jesus answered His Father’s CALL! (Phil 2:5-11) 
“Let this mind be in you, which as also in ChristJesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:….took upon Him the form of a servant…and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross…wherefore God….highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every name.”
• Substitutionary LOVE
• Servanthood LOVE 
3. CHRISTians need to answer the CALL because we are in a war! (John 15:13)
“Greater love hath no man that this, that a man lay down his life for a friend.”
• War on your house
• War on the Church house
• War on the schoolhouse
• War on the courthouse
• War on the White House

Conclusion: You probably would not be reading this, if you didn’t answer God’s CALL. The stakes are high! The cost is great! The battle is relentless! But the purpose is justifying…. In a culture that thrives on SELF – preserving, may we be FAITHFUL to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as we answer His CALL!

Love y’all, 
Dr. Randy Reese