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Love Can Part 4: The Balance of Love

LOVE CAN PART 4: THE BALANCE OF LOVE GOAL #1: To lead us to repentance (new life). GOAL #2: For us to love the way God loves. GOAL #3: Gratitude for God’s gift of new life. BALANCE OF LOVE Agape love is selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional. Agape also stands up for justice and always protects. 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 (NIV) Love does not delight in evil [injustice, wrongdoing, harm] but rejoices with the truth. It always protects [to ward off, cover…

Love Can Part 3: The Goals of God’s Love

Love Can Part 3: The Goals of God’s Love God’s love is unconditional. It looks beyond sin to the treasure within. It pulls out God’s original intention for our lives. THE GOALS OF GOD’S LOVE Romans 2:4 (FD) Do you imagine you can dodge God’s sentence, knowing that you are guilty? Graciously the Almighty has been patient and tolerant with you and me in order to win us to a new pattern of life. LOVE’S GOAL #1: To leads you…

Love Can Part 2: Aspects of Agape

LOVE CAN PART 2: ASPECTS OF AGAPE Romans 5:8 (NIV) God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Agape love is an unconditional love. It loves us when we are at our worst. John 3:16 (NIV) 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. Agape love is a giving love, not a taking…

Love Can Part 1: Four Kinds of Love

FOUR KINDS OF LOVE Eros—a romantic love based on physical desire. Philos—a friendship love based on shared experiences. Storge—a family love based on brotherly affection. Agape—a divine love based on intimacy with God. Agape is an unconditional love. It is not short-sighted. It sees God’s original intention. It looks beyond sin to the treasure within. Romans 5:5 (TLB) . . . God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love. Only agape love can pull…