Christian Character Builder #1: Love – January 14, 2018

Christian Character Builder #1: Love

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.Matthew 5:43-45

A new commandment [Mandatum Novum] I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.John 13:43

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”Luke 23:34

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.1 Corinthians 13:1-7

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,…1 Peter 1:22

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.1 John 3:17-18

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