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All we need is Love Introduction the Book of Love Love used 676 time in NASB Love used 676 time in NASB –360 times in the New Testament Where do we go?

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2 All we need is Love

3 Introduction the Book of Love Love used 676 time in NASB Love used 676 time in NASB –360 times in the New Testament Where do we go? Where do we go? –Matthew 24:12 –I Thessalonians 4:9 –Titus 2:2-4 We must learn to love We must learn to love

4 Mankind : Mankind Importance 7 times Christ tells us to love our neighbors or love our enemies 7 times Christ tells us to love our neighbors or love our enemies –Matthew 5:43, 44, 46 –Matthew 19:19 –Matthew 22:39 –Mark 12:31 –John 13:34 –…and others

5 Mankind : Mankind To fulfill the Law Love includes: Love includes: –1 Corinthians 8:1 –Galatioans 5:13 –Ephesians 4:2 –Ephesians 4:16 The royal law (James 2:8) The royal law (James 2:8)

6 Mankind : Mankind Who should we love Neighbor Neighbor Enemies Enemies Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the King (I Peter 4:8) Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the King (I Peter 4:8)

7 Mankind : Mankind John I John 2:10 – Abide in the Light, no cause for stumbling I John 2:10 – Abide in the Light, no cause for stumbling I John 3:11 – Message from the beginning I John 3:11 – Message from the beginning I John 3:14 – He who does not love abides in death I John 3:14 – He who does not love abides in death I John 3:23 – Believe in Jesus and love one another I John 3:23 – Believe in Jesus and love one another

8 Mankind : Mankind John I John 4:7-21 I John 4:7-21 –Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God –Anyone without love knows not God –His only Son sent because He loves us –If God loved us, so ought we love one another

9 Mankind : Mankind John I John 4:7-21 (cont.) I John 4:7-21 (cont.) –Abide in love abide in God God abides in him –If someone says, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.

10 Mankind : God The Greatest Commandment The Greatest Commandment –Matthew 22:37 – with all your soul, mind –Mark 12:30 – with all your heart, soul, mind, strength Applies to Christ, not just the Father Applies to Christ, not just the Father –I Corinthians 16:22 –Ephesians 6:24

11 Mankind : God Greatest Commandment Must make a choice Must make a choice –Matthew 6:24 – Cannot have 2 masters –Matthew 10:37 – Love him more –I John 2:15 – If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him What does it mean to love God? What does it mean to love God? –John 5:37-47 – If you dont love God, you dont accept Christ

12 Mankind : God What is love of God John 8:42 – If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me John 8:42 – If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me Believing God = loving God Believing God = loving God

13 Mankind : God What is love of God John 14:15 John 14:15 If you love Me, you will keep My commandments If you love Me, you will keep My commandments John 14:21 John 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him John 14:23 John 14:23 If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.

14 Mankind : God What is love of God John 14:24 John 14:24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Fathers who sent Me He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Fathers who sent Me I John 2:5 I John 2:5 Whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him Whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him

15 Mankind : God What is love of God I John 5:2-3 I John 5:2-3 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. II John 1:6 II John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments … just as you have heard from the beginning And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments … just as you have heard from the beginning

16 Mankind : God What is love of God As usual, we see that Christ himself set the example for us As usual, we see that Christ himself set the example for us –John 14:31 – …but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. –John 15:10 – If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Fathers commandments and abide in His love.

17 The Book of Love Conclusions The Bible is Gods Word, and God is love. The Bible is Gods Word, and God is love. It tells the story of how God loves us It tells the story of how God loves us … and how he set a plan to save us from eternal punishment

18 The Book of Love Conclusions If you love God, you will hear is words If you love God, you will hear is words If you love God, you will obey his commandments If you love God, you will obey his commandments –These commands are NOT burdensome –Matthew 11:28-29 "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

19 The Book of Love Conclusions If you love God and keep his commandments, you will be saved If you love God and keep his commandments, you will be saved –John 3:16-17 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

20 The Book of Love Conclusions If you love God and keep his commandments, you will be saved If you love God and keep his commandments, you will be saved –I John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.


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