Everything Begins With The Love Of God He is the God of love – 2 Cor. 13:11 – Romans 5:8 Gods love is productive and transforming – Rom. 3:3-5 Gods love is inseparable – Rom. 8:35-39 It is a great love – Eph. 2:4-7 He loved us when we were dead in sin His love quickened us to a newness of life It surpasses time
The Love of Jesus The love of God and the love of Christ are the same thing – Rom. 8:35-39 It surpasses knowledge – Eph. 3:19 It is the pattern of the Christian life – Eph. 5:2 – 2 Cor. 5:14
The Love of Jesus Love and Faith are connected – Eph. 1:15; Col. 1:4; 1 Thess. 1:3; 3:6; 2 Thess. 1:3; Philemon 5 – Eph. 6:23; Gal. 5:6 Love without faith is sentimentality, and faith without love is aridity. Faith must be set on fire by love Produces – Practical generosity – Forgiveness
1 Corinthians 13 Without love, gifts of the Spirit are meaningless Patient Kind Does not envy or boast Is not arrogant or rude Does not insist on its own way Is not irritable or resentful Does not rejoice in wrongdoing; rejoices with the truth Bears all things Believes all things Endures all things Love never ends
1 Corinthians 13 Now abide faith, hope and love Faith will become sight Hope will become reality The greatest is love Love never ends!