Praise ye the Lord, the almighty
Jesus keep me near the cross
Holy spirit, truth divine
Love divine, all loves excelling
I love thy kingdom Lord
It is good to sing thy praises
All praise and thanks to God
Love is vitally Important in the church. John repeats this injunction over and over.
If you love you show that you are born of God.
If you don't love you show that you are NOT born of God.
- . Praying for those you have never seen
- . Patience with new believers
Think of this God is love, and think of how he shows that love to you.
God is love with no buts
If you add the buts you diminish the love of God.
God is love and God is holy and God is just and God is .....
God is all these things and more. Don't play down any of God's attributes.
God pours out his love on his creation.
His love needs to be played out in the context of his other attributes.
The more you understand this, the more you can show his love to others.
God sent his Son to pay for our sins.
Punishment is eternal. God covered that eternal death with his Son.
None of us wants to love God, to box him up safely, but God called us out of that, he loved us despite who we are. His love called us beyond that, a love that calls us to love him back because of what his Son did.
If God loved you in a manner that was costly for him, so we also should love one another.
Realizing the depth of God's love for us helps us realize that loving God others isn't that hard. He loved us when we were far worse than anyone could be in our lives.
Realize this. The God that no one can look at without dying, dwells within us IF WE LOVE ONE ANOTHER. So God's love can be seen in us.
So are we going to let others see the love of God in your life?
How we need to pray for guidance, for seeing God's great love for us, and simply acting out our love. This thing we must needs do.