Jesus Christ’s Love Motivates the Church

His love indwells believers

John 17:26 (NKJV)

26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

 

John 15:9-10 (NKJV)

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

 

Galatians 2:20 (NKJV)

20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

 

1 Timothy 1:14 (NKJV)

14 And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

 

1 John 4:12 (NKJV)

12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

 

His love disciplines believers

Revelation 3:19 (NKJV)

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

 

Hebrews 12:5-6 (NKJV)

And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:

My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,

Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;

6For whom the Lord loves He chastens,

And scourges every son whom He receives.”

 

Proverbs 3:11-12 (NKJV)

11My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,

Nor detest His correction;

12 For whom the Lord loves He corrects,

Just as a father the son in whom he delights.

 

Revelation 3:9 (NKJV)

Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.

 

His love inspires authentic Christian attitudes

John 13:34-35 (NKJV)

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 

Leviticus 19:18 (NKJV)

18 You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

 

Deuteronomy 6:5 (NKJV)

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

 

Matthew 5:43:44; 22:35-39 (NKJV)

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

22:35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

37 Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

 

Luke 10:25-27 (NKJV)

25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?

27 So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

  

1 John 3:10 (NKJV)

10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

  

His love inspires Christian marriage

Ephesians 5:25 (NKJV)

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

 

Ephesians 5:28 (NKJV)

28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.

 

His love inspires a desire for spiritual gifts

1 Corinthians 14:1 (NKJV)

Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

  

His love motivates Christians to live for God

2 Corinthians 5:15 (NKJV)

14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if s live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

 

Roman 8:37 (NKJV)

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

 

1 Corinthians 16:14 (NKJV)

14 Let all that you do be done with love.

 

Colossians 2:2 (NKJV)

that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ

 

1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NKJV)

remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father,

 

Hebrews 10:24 (NKJV)

24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,

  

This is what non-Christians and religions other than Christianity do not have. They do not have Jesus Christ (who is the power of God), who created the church and gave Jews and Gentiles in His church the hope of glory. They do not have the love of Jesus Christ. But they could if they wanted it.

God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.

 

Prayer:  Father in heaven, hallowed is Thy Name.  I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Jesus Christ’s Love Motivates the Church.” I praise You for Your caring, Your loving kindness, and Your generosity.  Only Your graciousness and love could forgive the sins of mankind and still allow him to become a Son of Yours. Please bless those who have read this article for they too seek Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.

May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,

Amen.

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