Study #1 - Love

A word that almost everyone has heard of and even used. It is searched for again and again in worldly things in hopes of finding it and filling the void that we are all born with. To eliminate the emptiness we have within ourselves we go through relationships, sex, drugs, alcohol, and as the result , we end up where we began. So to fully understand we must go much deeper than these things. We must ask the question...

What is love?

Answer : God is love.

1Jo 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
To break it down, you cannot fully understand what love is if you do not know God, beacuase that is what love is.


1Jo 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.The reason we know that He loves us is shown through him giving up his son so that we may live. The ultimate sacrifice was made for you because of the love that he has for you. Who do you know that would give up their child for a murderer or a child molester? Gods love is so out of reach of our minds. It is impossible to fully understand the depth of love he has for his children.


1Jo 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.It is not possible for us to physically see God. But we can let others see God through our actions and the way we present his love. If they see the way he works in us they will see him in a whole other light. Then they are truly able to see God like never before. It is through us that we show His love. If a christian shows no love and cannot be seperated from a sinner where is the difference. If you do not show love to everyone and present yourself as a loving servant of God how can we ever reach people. They must see a difference before they will ever want to learn more. You cannot lead others to Christ by judging others or participating in ungodly acts. In everything you do, do it with the love of God in your heart, because you are being observed by those that are searching for something more, and you could be the one to lead them to Christ.


 

Joh 3:16
For God so loved the world,that he gave his only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,but have everlasting life.Jesus was crucified to cleanse us and set us free. The love shown here is so outstanding because he suffered for our needs. He bore that cross because of the love for every single person. He loves you and wants to lift your burden. He went through the agony and suffering as a mediator to make a way for you to be saved. Knowing that, it is hard not to beleive that he loves us.


 

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