1 John 4:7-8; 1 John 4:20-21 Loving the body of Christ (the church)… 1) what will determine (on Judgment Day) whether we loved, served, and were true disciples of Christ; 2) defined not by words or feelings but by our devotion to fellowship, study of the Word together, deeds of sacrifice and service, forgiveness, hospitality, […]
Deuteronomy 4:37; 1 John 4:11 What does “loving His people” mean? Let us count the ways. His people are the church.
Ephesians 2:4; Ephesians 5:25 God does not love the individual at the expense of His people. What does “loving His peolpe” look like? He freed us from our sin at great personal cost. He gave us new birth, a Spiritual Helper, His Holy Word, and a Family in the church.