Monday, June 8, 2015

real love

We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.

Real love isn’t what we find in books about romance.  It is not seen in the cultural compromise of what is said to be old fashioned.  Real and unconditional love is found when we meet Jesus and begin to live differently!

John 3:16  NLT
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

We began a new series yesterday at The Community Fellowship.  It is titled LOVE WINS, and we believe, backed up by the Bible and our testimony, that God loves us and has proven His love time and time again.

God defines love.  Any other definition is wrong.  Our love often is limited and conditional.  God’s love is limitless and unconditional.  The world defines loves as a fleeting feeling.  God defines love as generous favor from God that is keeps on after we have received Jesus as our Savior.

The Bible gives us glimpses of God’s love.  Our experience with God and in the church has taught us about love.  Take some time to examine this question: does the love I share with others lead people closer to or further away from God.

My desire is to be a door that others open to help them meet God and to experience His love.  There is nothing great that we can share with the people we meet.  God’s love has changed us and stull changes lives!

1 John 3:1  NLT
See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!  But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.

God’s love draws us closer to Him and pushed out of our lives what keeps us from loving or experiencing His love.

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.  If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.  We love each other because he loved us first.

Jesus proved His loved over and over by sharing with people He encountered the best of God.  He brought healing and peace, answers and love to all that were around Him.  By allowing love to flow through us we not only experience God and help other experience God, but we prove that we are His people.

John 13:35  NLT
Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.

May our lives be a living and breathing example of God.  Our loving others proves that God is real.

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ.  He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.

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