"My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth." (1 John 3:18 KJV)
"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God."
(1 John 4:7 KJV)
We have lost the true meaning of love, as the Bible and Our Awesome God defines it, since it has been corrupted in the common usage of the English language and society. Most often, love is confused with infatuation - that elated, "high" feeling we get when we "fall in love." This kind of "love" is something that lasts typically less than a year and, unless replaced by true love, results in broken relationships or a broken marriage.
The Bible and Jesus are very emphatic that we should love because Our Awesome God gave us that characteristic of Himself. It would certainly change our world if we all loved our neighbors as ourselves and put them as more important than ourselves.Think about this, if we truly love, we will focus on that person or possibly a thing (but when something cannot love you, it is usually impossible to sustain that love over a long period of time) to the exclusion of all other persons or things. We will put them before thinking of ourselves. Moreover, you will think of them more frequently than anything else in your life. Do you reallylike and believe in them? If you really like and believe, you would even die for them. This is love! Just be sure you understand where you are going and what the consequences might be of this love. True love is for a life time or eternity! Real love, whether Agape, Phileo, or even Eros, would cause the number of wars and murders to decrease. We should all practice Agape Love. It brings a lifetime and an eternity of love closer to all Christians.Our Awesome God accepts anyone who realizes that he is sinning and wants to stop sinning and do it God's way. Come, tell Him your sins and that you are ready to stop. All Christians have confessed, because only our Lord can get rid of sin for you. Don't wait! A Christian is just a saved sinner. Become a Christian by repenting of those sins and believing in Christ's ability to pay your sin debt. LWBC is a Bible believing church that tries to live Jesus Christ's commandment to "love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12 KJV) Join us this Sunday as we learn more about Our Awesome God and how to teach others from His Holy Bible. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets along with AWANA for children who go until 7:30 PM. There is more during the week. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill