LOVE WINS is the title of our newest sermon and worship series at The Community Fellowship. During the sermon this past Sunday, the one rooted in the exploration of Old Testament love words, we shared lots of verses that explain, highlight and speak to God’s love.
I’d like to share a few of these verses with you in what I will call “great verses on love” and ask that we all get to know these verses, what they teach and how we come closer to God because of them.
I am reminded of is the fact that when we know we are loved that we find freedom to enjoy life and to share with others. God loves us. That’s a fact.
Read on and be enamored by His love for us as I am…
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a NLT
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails…
That is from the “love chapter” of the Bible. If we don’t have love, as the verses around these say, we are just making worthless noise as we live useless lives. Praise God our live count for something when we see them in light of God’s love!
And do everything with love.
All is to be couched in, caught with, called out for the love of God!
Psalm 86:15 NLT
But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.
God is love and full of unending, limitless love!
Romans 1:7 NLT
I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
You are (this is a fact) loved by God no matter what!
John 3:16 NASB
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.
We know that verse. It is important, as always and always will be!
1 John 3:16 NLT
We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
That is an even stronger verse about God’s love for us and our love for others!
Deuteronomy 30:6 NLT
The Lord your God will change your heart and the hearts of all your descendants, so that you will love him with all your heart and soul and so you may live!
Love changes everything. Really, everything!
Nehemiah 1:5 NLT
Then I said, “O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailing love with those who love him and obey his commands,
You cannot cut it off or make it stop.
Romans 8:38 NLT
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
Nothing means what it says. Nothing can remove God’s love from a reality in our lives.
1 John 4:12 NLT
No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.
Love is the proof.
Romans 13:8 NLT
Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.
That is the command for each of us. We are to love God, and we owe love to others because God loves us, loved us first.
John 15:9 NLT
I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.
Remain. That is a good word. Stay these. Always.