“THE LOVE OF GOD!” Conclusion!

Read John 21:15-17 again.

The warm word agape is the characteristic term of Christianity. This word for love is used several different ways in the Bible.

  1. Agape love indicates the nature of the love of God toward His Beloved Son John 17:26, toward the human race generally John 3:16; Romans 5:8, and toward those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ John 14:21.
  1. Agape love conveys God’s will to His children about their attitude toward one another. Love for one another was a proof to the world of true discipleship John 13:34-35.
  1. Agape love also expresses the essential nature of God 1 John 4:8. Love can be known only from the actions it prompts, as seen in God’s love in the gift of His Son 1 John 4:9-10.]
  1. Love found its perfect expression in the Lord Jesus. Christian love is the fruit of the Spirit of Jesus in the believer Galatians 5:22.
  1. Love is like oil to the wheels of obedience. It enables us to run the way of God’s commandments Psalm 119:32. Without such love, we are as nothing 1 Corinthians 13:3. Such Spirit-inspired love never fails 1 Corinthians 13:8 but always flourishes.

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