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The Nature of Love. agape “Unconquerable benevolence, undefeatable goodwill”. God is love (1 Jno. 4:8). We are compelled to love because God first loved us, 1 Jno. 4:19, 7-8 Motives, character and duration of love, 1 Cor. 13 Devoted action of the will. The Nature of Love.

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The nature of love

The Nature of Love

agape

“Unconquerable benevolence, undefeatable goodwill”


God is love 1 jno 4 8

God is love(1 Jno. 4:8)

  • We are compelled to love because God first loved us, 1 Jno. 4:19, 7-8

  • Motives, character and duration of love, 1 Cor. 13

  • Devoted action of the will


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The Nature of Love

“By this we know love…”

(1 Jno. 3:16)


Love is observable

Love is Observable

  • Love is an action word! Jno. 3:16

  • To say we love someone without acting with good will toward that person is not love, 1 Jno. 3:16-18

    • “Love unspoken is not love”

    • Love professed yet not practiced is not love

    • Husbands, practice your love, Eph. 5:25, 28-29


Love is sacrificial

Love is Sacrificial

  • Love is not selfish: Giving, not taking, 1 Jno. 4:9-10; 3:16; 1 Cor. 13:5 (3)

  • Love is willing to be spent in order to help others, 2 Cor. 12:15

    • Love incurs cost to itself and exhausts itself practicing good will toward others

    • There is no limit to love’s reach and the sacrifices it will make


Love is obedient to authority

Love is Obedient to Authority

  • Obedience to the Lord is a direct reflection of one’s love for Him, Jno. 14:15

    • Do not love…do not obey Him, Jno. 14:24

    • Jesus set the example, Jno. 14:31

  • God loves the obedient person, Jno. 14:21, 23

    • By this we know we love God, 1 Jno. 2:3-5


Love does not measure itself by others

Love does not Measure itself by Others

  • Love does not compare itself, 2 Cor. 10:12

  • Motives of love, 1 Cor. 13:1-3

    • Love does not concern itself with itself, but with the welfare of others (2 Cor. 12:15)

    • Christ is the supreme example, Jno. 15:9-14


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Love does not Measure itself by Others

  • Love on display, 1 Cor. 13:4-8

    • God’s love for Christ: Matt. 3:17 – Jno. 8:29

    • God’s love for mankind: Matt. 5:43-47 – Matt. 22:37

    • God’s love for sinners: Eph. 2:4-7 – 2 Cor. 5:15

    • Husbands and wives: Eph. 5:25-33

    • Parents and children: Eph. 6:1-4


Love is just

Love is Just

  • Love does not free the guilty or punish the innocent, Exo. 34:5-9

    • Love does not say: "I love you so much I will show favoritism toward you”

    • “I love you so much I will not rebuke, reprove or correct you!”


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Love is Just

  • Love disciplines when needed

    • Warns and corrects / Punishes to improve

    • Correct the child, Heb. 12:5-11; Prov. 13:24

    • Correct the sinning (unruly) Christian, 2 Cor. 2:3-11 (1 Cor. 5:4-5)


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The Nature of Love

-God is love-

“Love never fails”

(1 Cor. 13:8, 13)


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