I Love You, No Ifs, Ands, Or Buts About by Nelson Price

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I LOVE YOU, NO IFS, ANDS, OR BUTS ABOUT IT!
I JOHN 4: 7 - 11
(PAGE 1778 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST loves you. Do you love Him? Do you really love Him?
The world says, "Prove it!"
In effect, Jesus says, "Let Me make it easy for you to know how
to prove to the world you love Me."
It is this demonstration to the world of love that attracts the
world to Christ. The world is full of hate, bitterness, anger,
and greed. The love of God stands out in bold contrast.
Additionally, the world has such a perverted concept of love it
needs a clear illustration of love.
There are three Greek words translated "love." Unfortunately, we
have one word to which we apply three definitions.
*One Greek word is AGAPE. This is selfless, self-giving love
such as God has for us. It is uncompromising concern for the
welfare of another without thought of what will be received in
return. THIS IS THE LOVE WITH WHICH WE ARE COMMANDED TO LOVE
ONE ANOTHER.
*EROS is a second Greek word for "love." It is passion bordering
on lust, It is physical love. This word isn't used in the New
Testament.
*PHILEO is the third Greek word for "love." It is brotherly
love.
We celebrate a special holiday to commemorate PHILLIAL
love.Valentine's Day had its origin in an act of love performed
by a
follower of Christ who came to be known as Saint Valentine. He
lived in Rome in the 200's during the reign of Emperor Claudius
II. He was jailed for showing acts of loving kindness to
persecuted Chr ...


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