Love Others As Christ Loves Us!!!

Monday winter God bless you and ur family

 

Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! God Loves Us We Need To Love Others!!!

1John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
1John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

1John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

John was overwhelmed with the thought that God loved him and proved His love by sending the Lord Jesus into the world to pay the price for his sins. He refers to himself through-out his gospel as “the disciple Jesus loved.” The truth that really gripped his heart was that Jesus loved him.
Truly, the wonder of the Christian faith is wrapped up in the thought that we are loved by God! Such a thought defies our ability to understand.
We can never fully understand the depth of God’s love, but we can, nevertheless, experience the reality of it and rejoice in the goodness of it. John speaks to us here about the love of God and the difference it should make in each of our lives.
1. Love Proclaimed – vs. 7-8
1John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

John tells us that the reason we ought to live a life of love is that if God has truly impacted our lives, He will have left His mark on us. Since God is love, we should love one another. Love ought to be the chief identifying mark of the Christian.
How could a lost person truly feel the love of God if we are unloving? If we walk around with a miserable look, and no love why would a lost person want to know the love of God. Another problem we have is the “Chosen Love” we chose a few people to really love and to be nice to, and the rest we ignore, stick our nose up at, or are just rude to. I could be wrong but I don’t believe this is a way our Father wants us to be. (I really don’t think I am wrong). Families do this to one another.
2. Love Proven – vs. 9-10
1John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
1John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

John tells us how God has proved His love for us and in so doing, lets us know how we might prove our love for God in the way we relate to others. As he speaks about God proving His love for us, he speaks of:
A. God’s Intention – v. 9
God’s intention in demonstrating His love for us was to lead us to life. God wanted the best for us: a growing relationship with Him.
God loves us the way we are, but He loves us too much to leave us that way!
Likewise, we ought to love others with the desire to see them find life. We should want the best for them: a growing relationship with God!
B. God’s Initiative – v. 10
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

A pastor told about coming home as a kid one day and finding his parents feeding a homeless person at their kitchen table. He overheard the conversation between the man and his mother. The man said, “I wish there were more people in the world like you.” She replied,
“There are. You only have to look for them.” “But lady,” he said, “I didn’t look for you, you looked for me!”
As recipients of God’s love, we should demonstrate His love to others by wanting them to find life and taking the initiative to share that life with them! There are folks around us who will respond to the love of God we have to share, if we will only look!
3. Love Practiced – vs. 11-16
1John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
1John 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
1John 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
1John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

The same Holy Spirit who enabled them to love one another as they did can enable you and I to love one another as we ought – taking initiative in our relationships with one another to encourage one another to live the life that is ours in Christ!
But if the world is going to see the reality of God’s love, it will not only be through our love for one another, our love for the Father.
B. Through participating in the Great Commission – vs. 13-16
1Jn 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1Jn 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
1Jn 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
1Jn 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

We need to love the lost as God loved us, desiring to see them find life, we should take the initiative to let them know of God’s love for them!
We need to Love one Another.
We need to love Our Lord!!!

 

HOW CAN IT BE
And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies:
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more.
He left His Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite His grace—
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray—
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
Still the small inward voice I hear,
That whispers all my sins forgiven;
Still the atoning blood is near,
That quenched the wrath of hostile Heaven.
I feel the life His wounds impart;
I feel the Savior in my heart.
I feel the life His wounds impart;
I feel the Savior in my heart.
No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

Love and prayers
Cheryl

 

 

 

 

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