The Love Of The Church

John 13:34-36   So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.

1 John 1:5-7   This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. 

1 John 2:3-6   And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments. If someone claims, "I know God," but doesn't obey God's commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth. But those who obey God's word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did. 

1 John 3:10   So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God.

1 John 3:14-19   If we love our brothers and sisters who are believers, it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead. anyone who hates another brother or sister is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don't have eternal life within them. 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. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion-how can God's love be in that person? Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. 

  • Those That Don't Love The Church
      • Are Children of the Devil
      • Don't Belong to God
      • Don't Actually Love God or Know Him
      • Are Living in Spiritual Darkness
      • Are Still Dead in Their Sins
      • Are Liars
      • Are In Disobedience
      • Don't Have Eternal Life
      • Don't Have God's Love Inside
      • Will Have No Confidence on Judgement Day
  • Those That Do Love The Church
      • Emulate Jesus
      • Exhibit an Ability to Put Other Believers First
      • Repeatedly Prove Their Love With Action
      • Have Fellowship With God & Others
      • Are Encouragers

1 John 4:11   Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. 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.