Bethany Independent Presbyterian Church


“Greater love has no one than this” John 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this” John 15:13


1. There are many things we celebrate at Easter

a) God’s Plan of Salvation

b) The Lord Jesus as our Saviour

c) The great Love of the Lord Jesus

2. The deeply moving Love of the Lord Jesus

a) His compassion for the multitudes

b) His care for the sick

c) His commitment to save a sinful world



13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. John 15: 13-14

1. No greater love than this

a) To lay down one’s life for friends

b) The Lord proved His friendship

2. The Love of the Lord Jesus

a) No human love can compare

b) The love of the Lord Jesus is truly magnificently unique



6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.

8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8

1. Scarcely for a righteous man will one die

2. Perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die

a) It is not easy to die for anyone

b) It will take a lot to make such a sacrifice

3. It would be difficult to speak of laying down our life

a) For a stranger

b) For a sinful person

3. God’s love demonstrated

a) While we were still sinners

b) The Lord Jesus died for the ungodly

c) This is a glorious Easter message



14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,

17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—

19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19

1. The Apostle Paul wrote these words

a) With great humility

b) In awe of God

2. He offered these words as a prayer to God

a) That God would give us strength

i) Needed strength

ii) Inner-man strength

iii) This strength would come from the Spirit of God

b) That the Lord Jesus Christ

i) He would dwell in our hearts

ii) Through faith

c) That the love of the Lord Jesus

i) Would take root in us

ii) Would be grounded in us

iii) Would be filled with fulness of His love

iv) This love passes all knowledge



1. We celebrate the Love of God at Easter

2. We remember the Love of the Lord Jesus Christ

3. May we seek to appreciate God’s love afresh!

4. May we respond appropriately to His love