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Loving as Jesus loves – love is essential 1 Cor.13:1-3 1. God is Love – 1John4:8,16 God gives of himself a. He creates us b. He saves us - sacrificial.

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1 Loving as Jesus loves – love is essential 1 Cor.13: God is Love – 1John4:8,16 God gives of himself a. He creates us b. He saves us - sacrificial act of love – John 3:16; 1John 3:16; 4:9,10 - intimate relationship – Eph.5:31,32 - secure/permanent relationship – Rom.8:35-39

2 c. God serves us 1. Assuring us of his love –Rom.5:5; 8:15,16 2. Equipping us to serve – 1Cor.12:4-6; 1Cor ; Eph.4:1-16; 1Pet.4:10,11 3. Providing all we need - Our Shepherd – Ps.23; John 10 - Cleansing us – Eph.5: Praying for us- Lk.22:31,32;Heb.7:24,25 - Sharing his plans – John 15:15 - Enabling us to do what is right- Rev.19:8;Phil.2:12,13

3 2. Gods people must love 1Cor.13 is about life in the Church a. Without love I am hollow – v.1 b. Without love I am nothing – v.2 c. Without love I achieve nothing – v.3 Christs love must fill our hearts & motivate us – 2Cor.5:14,15

4 3. Practical steps a. Respond to Gods sacrificial love b. You owe a debt of love – Rom.13:8 1. Those in the Church - do you know them? - do you pray for them? Eph.3: pray & show love to 1 difficult person 2. Those outside the Church - 1 difficult person, 1 person to reach/teach c. Clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus- Rom.13:14


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