John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
1. The Greatest Commandment
a) When you get saved the Love of God is shed abroad in your heart.
b) Romans 5:5 …the love of God is shed abroad (poured into) in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
c) You can never say “I can’t love that person” because God has given you the ability to do so – you must yield His Love.
d) Jn 13:35 “If you love one another” Love is a VERB.
e) The Love of God is not carnal or fleshly.
2. Four Types of Love in the Bible
a) You may have to forget everything you think you know about love in order to learn true Biblical love.
b) Eros – Romantic Love
c) Storge – Family Love
d) Philia – Friendship Love
e) Agape – God’s Love – Poured in our hearts!
f) John 13:15 …”By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you love (AGAPE) one another.”
g) Love is a supernatural force
3. The Benefits of Love
a) Faith Works by Love
b) Love Never Fails
c) God is love, when you walk in love you walk in God
d) The Gifts of the Spirit work by love
e) Prophecy works by love
f) True giving only works by love
g) Everything we do as Believer’s should be motivated by love.
4. What does God’s love look like?
a) 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a (AMPC) tells us what Love is and how we can operate in the Love of God.
b) Love endures long and is patient and kind.
c) Love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy.
d) It is not boastful or vainglorious.
e) It does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride).
f) It is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly.
g) Love does not insist on its own rights or its own way.
h) It is not self-seeking.
i) It is not touchy or fretful or resentful.
j) It takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
k) It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.