7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 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. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
Mania, Eros, Philos,
Lust, Obsession and Possession.
Erotic, Emotional, Passionate, Sensual and Romantic.
Motherly, Family and Friendship
For God so loved the world that
He gave His one and only Son,
that whoever believes in Him
Shall not Perish
But have Eternal Life.
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (Matthew 5:44)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1Corinthians 13)
An unconditional love that sees beyond the outer surface and accepts the recipient for whom he/she is, regardless of their flaws, shortcomings or faults.
It is about sacrifice as well as giving and expecting nothing in return.
Agape love seeks only the highest good of others.
A love that lacks self-interest, self-gratification and self-preservation.
Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
Trinity is one God existing in three Persons.”
God so designed that He would develop man not only to be able to relate to his fellow man but to be able to relate to Himself.
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
This is the Greatest Act of Love
God loves because that is His nature and the expression of His being.
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, (Ephesians 2:1)
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. (Luke 19:10)
God is Love
Love does not define God, God defines love.
Now man is the image and glory of God
Man is made with a capacity to love, to love others and to love God. (Personal Relationship)
God is Light
God is Life
God is Love
If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. (Luke 6:32)
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.
Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
1 Timothy 4:15
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:7