Live Love, Part 4

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Who Do We Love

  1. We love God.

(1John 4:19 KJV)  We love him, because he first loved us.

  1. We love strangers.

(Deuteronomy 10:19 KJV) Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

  1. We love enemies.

(Matthew 5:44 KJV)  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

  1. We love brothers and sisters in Christ.

(1John 4:12 KJV)  No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

  1. We love friends.

(John 15:13 KJV)  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

  1. We love neighbors.

(Mark 12:31 KJV)  And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

  1. We love all men.

(1Thessalonians 3:12 KJV)  And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

Additional Notes on Love

 It takes faith – not feelings – to love.

(Ephesians 6:23 KJV)  Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

(Ephesians 3:17 KJV)  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love . . .

(Galatians 5:6 KJV)  For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

  1. We are to never stop growing in love.

(Philippians 1:9 KJV)  And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

(2Thessalonians 3:5 KJV)  And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

  1. There is no fear in love.

(1John 4:17 KJV)  Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

(1John 4:18 KJV)  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

(2Timothy 1:7 KJV)  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

  1. It takes work to STAY in the love of God.

(Judges 1:21 KJV)  Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

(John 15:10 KJV)  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

(1Timothy 6:11 KJV)  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

(1Thessalonians 5:8 KJV)  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

 

 

 

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