Jesus told his disciples to love another as they had been loved by him, he even said to love your enemies, that’s probably one of those sermons where the crowd is dead, and understandingly so. You have to understand something about Jesus here, he didn’t care about the size of the crowds, if they were big, or large, he was just doing the will of God. For Jesus, he preferred smaller crowds, because he probably knew the smaller the crowd, the more likely they are to follow him. – – – But you think the crowd was dead in that sermon? Try to imagine them in Luke 24:16 “If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison — your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters — yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.” Your first thought, especially if you are newer to the Word Of God is probably: “Doesn’t this contradict everything else Jesus taught?” The answer is no. In the NLT version, it helps to explain here, by using the word “Comparison” If we then, truly are Jesus’s disciples, regardless of what denomination, we must learn to love, love like Christ, and have a relationship exalted above all else with the King.