Saturday, June 25, 2016

Love curriculum from 1 John 4:7-17

Beloved (who are loved by God and each other)
Love is from God (rock of reality)
Love, know God, born of God. No love, no God.
God is Love (basic)
Jesus is the definition of God's Love.
Thus, God's Love is self sacrificing. (Jesus died for us to have life)
God's Love is first. God loved us before we knew what love was or is.
We share God's Love as we love others.
We know God (access God, encounter God, walk with God, talk with God) as we love.
God's Love is reality. Life is meaningless without God's Love. (Good question: Does God exist apart from love?)
God does not love in the abstract but in real time. Ditto for us.
God's Love is made perfect as we love each other.

(thoughts while reading 1 John 4 and D. Moody Smith)

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