Valentine’s Love #4

Colossians 3:13

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

bear – to put up with, endure

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have.

forgive – cancel

It is far better to forgive and forget than to resent and remember.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

teach – provide information in a manner intended to produce understanding

Giving instructions through the Holy Spirit

admonish – to warn

Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

encourage – exhort, each other up – develop another person’s life through acts and words of love and encouragement.

deceitfulness – deception.

Hebrews 3:13

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

Hebrews 10:24

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

spur – encouraging movement toward goal.

Hebrews 10:25

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

encourage – exhort, urge.

James 4:11

Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.

slander – accuse

1 Peter 1:22

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.

sincere love – genuine, without hypocrisy, lacking pretense.

love one another deeply – earnestly.

1 Peter 3:8

Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.

harmony – like-minded.

sympathetic – compassion, friendliness, and sensitivity to others’ emotions.

compassionate – tenderhearted.

humble – modesty.

1 Peter 4:9

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.

hospitality – generous and cordial reception of guests

1 Peter 5:5

Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

submissive – be subject to

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

fellowship – emphasizing what is common between them

1 John 3:23

And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.

love – the active love his people are to have for God, each other, and even enemies

Why do we do this.

John 3:16

“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.

1 John 4:18-19

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.

After doing this message the Lord has shown me how far short I am.

Romans 3:22-24 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Amen…Lord Jesus come.

We use the word ” Love ” very freely but are we using it in the right content, do we really mean it?

Each one of us ” yes; including me ” needs to think about the word ” Love ”

John 15:9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

When someone asked Jesus how much He loved him, He spread out His arms and died.



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