ROOTED IN GOD’S LOVE (AGAPAO)
John 15:9-11 ” As the Father has loved me, so have I love you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this : Love each other as I have loved you.”
John Chapter 15 is the love chapter where love is mentioned 9 times, beginning with verse 9. The Bible number 9= fullness, gifts and fruit of the Spirit, end, conclusion, judgment..
The Scene: Symbolic Tree of Life showing its root system.
God’s children have the fullness of God’s love for us, in us, to share with others who are seeking God’s love.
Hebrews 6:10-11 “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show the same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.”
We are anchored in God’s love like the root system of a large oak tree. That root system can represent God’s Word, the Holy Scriptures which are truth God cannot lie). He says this in His Word. His Word tells us, “God is love”(1 John 4:8)
1 John 2:5-6 “But if anyone obeys his word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him. Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.”
1 John 4:10-11 “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we ought to love one another.”
*TYPES OF LOVE (Greek words)
Agapao: God’s love; morally straight, perfect, flawless.
Phileo: brotherly love; friend
Storge: Natural love for kin, familial love, like parent and child, pet, companion
Eros: Worldly love, lust, fleshly; ego based.
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