Love- the worldly deﬁnitionLove: 1) a profound tender, passionate affection for anotherperson. 2) ?www.dictionary.com
Love is...1 John 4:16And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
1 John 4:7-10 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is Love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacriﬁce for our sins.
John 4:11-12 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:16-18 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have conﬁdence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and knowledge of, and I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:8-10 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.
1 Corinthians 13:10-13 When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we only see a reﬂection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is Love. NIV
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Philippians 2:1-18 Imitating Christ’s Humility &Do Everything Without Grumbling
Philippians 2:1-4Therefore if you have any encouragement from being unitedwith Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any commonsharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,then make my joy complete by being like-minded, havingthe same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.Do nothing out of selﬁsh ambition or vain conceit. Rather, inhumility value others above yourself,not looking to your own interests but each of you to theinterests of the others.
Philippians 2:5-8In your relationships with one another, have the samemindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God to be used to his own advantage; rather he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death- even death on a cross!
Philippians 2:9-10 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:12-15 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed- not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence- continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulﬁll his good purpose. Do everything without grumbling or arguing so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”
Philippians 2:15-16 Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold ﬁrmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.
James 1:22 NIV Remember- Don’t just listen.... DO!
1 John 2:4-6 NIVWhoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what hecommands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. Butif anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly madecomplete in them. This is how we know we are in him:Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
1 Corinthians 13:8 NIVGod Never Fails To Keep His Promises!