Jesus Commands Us To Love

FEBRUARY 11, 2024
I COR. 14:1 – “Let love be your greatest aim.”
Mark 12:30-31 – “Love your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength, love your neighbor as yourself. There are no commands more important than these.”
* WE LOVE BECAUSE God loves us.
I John 4:7-8 – “Love comes from God, for God is love.
I John 4:19 – “We love because God first loved us.”
I John 4:16a – “We know and rely on the love God has for us.
* LOVE IS A choice AND A commitment.
Duet. 30:20 – “Choose to love the Lord your God, and commit yourself to Him.
* LOVE IS an action, not an emotion.\I john 3:18 – “Let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth.”
* LOVE IS a skill.
I John 4:7 – “Dear friends, let us practice loving each other, for love comes from God and those who are loving and kind show that they are the children of God, and that they are getting to know Him better.”
I Tim. 4:15 – “Practice these things and devote yourself to them, in order that your progress may be seen by all.”
* LOVE IS a habit.
Heb.13:1 – Continue to love each other with true Christian love.”
Luke 6:32 – “If you only love those who love you, what credit is that to you?”
Jesus said: “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.” John 13:35
1. I must commit to growing.
2. I must learn how Jesus did it.
3. I’m going to practice my skills.
4. I’m going to develop the habit.
5. I’m going to trust God to help me.
Phil. 1:9 – “This is my prayer for you: that your love will grow more and more; that you will have knowledge and understanding with your love.”

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