Thursday Night Bible Study | Loving Deeply
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~LOVE! ~John 13:35 (NKJ) "By This All Will Know That You Are My Disciples."
~If You Were Asked To Sum Up Christianity In One Word, Would You Choose The Word Love?
~What Is Love? ~According To 1 Corinthians 13, Love Is Selflessness.
~1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NKJ) “Love Suffers Long And Is Kind; Love Does Not Envy; Love Does Not Parade Itself, Is Not Puffed Up; 5 Does Not Behave Rudely, Does Not Seek Its Own, Is Not Provoked, Thinks No Evil;”
~Our Love For One Another Is The Truest Testimony That We Believe God Loves Us.
~2 Thessalonians 3:5 (NKJ) "Now May The Lord Direct Your Hearts Into The Love Of God And Into The Patience Of Christ".
~It Is Unconditional: "We Love Him Because He First Loved Us" ~1 John 4:7-12 & 19 (NKJ)
~1 John 4:9-10 (NKJ) "In This Is Love, Not That We Loved God, But That He Loved Us And Sent His Son To Be The Propitiation For Our Sins". ~Jesus’ Greatest Commandment Was To Love.
~People Need To Discover How The Cross Of Christ Can Purify Their Lives And Make Them Into What God Wants Them To Be. ~Living Selfishly Is Not Living: It Is Death In Life.
~Hatred Is Not Living: Those Who Hate Rather Than Love Are Already Dead.
~You Are Dead Inside When You Hate.
~Jonathan And David... ~1 Samuel 18:1 (NKJ) "It Was So, When He Had Finished Speaking To Saul, That The Soul Of Jonathan Was Knit To The Soul Of David, And Jonathan Loved Him As His Own Soul."
~1 Samuel 18:4 (NKJ) "Jonathan Took Off The Robe That Was On Him And Gave It To David, With His Armor, Even To His Sword And His Bow And His Belt".
~We Learn From Jonathan And David That Those Who Are Weak Can Never Love Deeply, For Often Love Requires Courage.
~It Took Great Amounts Of Courage For Jonathan To Persist In His Love For David In The Face Of Saul's Jealousy.
~Just As Jonathan Disregarded His Safety For His Loyalty To David, So Must We Place Such A High Priority On Our Love For Others.
~Another Great Love Story Is Found In The Book Of Ruth. ~Ruth 1:1-3, 7, 15-16; (NKJ) ~How Do We Love Like God Loves? ~John 15:13 (NKJ) "Greater Love Has No One Than This, Than To Lay Down One's Life For His Friends."
~Those Who Want To Give And Receive Deep Love Must Decide Whom To Love And How To Love.
~Deuteronomy 10:19 (NKJ) "Therefore Love The Strangers, For You Were Strangers In The Land Of Egypt".
~Matthew 22:39 (NKJ) "You Shall Love Your Neighbor As Yourself". ~Romans 12:9 (NKJ) ~1 Peter 1:22 (NKJ) Says That We Are To Love Our Brethren With Unfeigned (Authentic) Love: ~Our Love Is Worthless Unless It Is Sincere. ~Ephesians 6:24 (NKJ) ~The Ability And The Willingness To Make Such A Sacrifice Is The True Test Of Genuine Love.
~1 John 4:20 (NKJ) "If Someone Says, 'I Love God,' And Hates His Brother, He Is A Liar".
~The Challenge Of Love. ~Christian Love Is More Than A Topic To Be Studied Or A Concept To Be Understood.
~Love Must Be Something We Do Actively If It Is Going To Make A Difference In How We Live.
~Who Is Your Enemy? ~If You Have One And You Have Not Loved Them… It’s Time To Do So Today!
~Who Is Your Neighbor? ~According To The Story Of The Good Samaritan, A Neighbor Is Anyone Who Is In Need.
~But Jesus' Greatest Challenge To Us Is To Love Our Enemies. ~Matthew 5:43-47 (TLB)
~Four Important Ingredients In The Recipe For Creating This Unconditional Love For Others Within Ourselves.
~1. Remember That God Loves All People, Not Just You And Your Friends.
~2. You Personally May Not Be The Target Of The Other Person's Hostility. (It May Be Spiritual Not Personal)
~3. Pray For Your Enemies, Even If You Don't Want To Or Don't Feel Like It.
~Most People Who Cannot Pray For Their Enemies Are Unable To Forgive Them.
~Matthew 6:15 (NKJ) "If You Do Not Forgive Men Their Trespasses, Neither Will Your Father Forgive Your Trespasses"
~4. Continue To Pray For Your Enemies Until You Have Eliminated Your Hostility Toward Them.
~Faith Equals Love - ~Galatians 5:6 (NKJ) ~Ephesians 3:17 (NKJ) Says We Are, "Rooted And Grounded In Love."
~Colossians 3:14,"Put On Love, Which Is Bond Of Perfection" ~The Essence Of Faith In God Is Loving God…
~1. From The Seen To The Unseen. ~1 John 4:20 (NKJ) “If Someone Says, “I Love God,” And Hates His Brother, He Is A Liar; For He Who Does Not Love His Brother Whom He Has Seen, How Can He Love God Whom He Has Not Seen?”
~Love Always Needs A Visible Object.
~2. From The Unseen To The Seen. ~1 John 4:21 (NKJ) “And This Commandment We Have From Him: That He Who Loves God Must Love His Brother Also.”
~God's Love Is Always Available To Those Who Seek It.
~God Showers His Blessings Upon Those Who Love Him Deeply And Share His Love With Others.
Pastor Gary McSpaddenPastor
Gary McSpadden has been a leader in spreading the Word of God throughout the world through teaching, singing, writing and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over 50 years. He and his wife Carol founded Faith and Wisdom Church in April of 2010 with a group of 24 loving, wonderful people in Branson, MO. They continue to lead this growing and thriving group of believers today.
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