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Love-a-Lot

Two weeks wasn’t enough time to explore the concept of love in the Bible.

Next week, I’ll resume the regular 9-year-Bible sequence.

Categories: love

Revelation 3:19

Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent (NIV).
Categories: love, revelation

Wedding Love: 1 John 4:7-19

My Dad read this passage at Amy’s and my wedding:

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

We love because he first loved us (NIV).

Categories: 1 John, love

1 Peter 4:7-9

The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling (NIV).

Categories: 1 peter, love

James 2:8

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right (NIV).

Categories: james, love

1 Timothy 4:12

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity (NIV).

Categories: 1 timothy, love

Colossians 3:19

Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them (NIV).

Categories: colossians, husband, love, wife
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