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Love, for one another

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Scripture instructs God’s people to love one another and illustrates what this means in practice.

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Reasons for loving one another

God commands it

Galatians 5:14 KJV 1900
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
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Love for foreigners commanded:

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the second greatest commandment; Jesus Christ commands his disciples to love one another; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

God has taken the initiative in showing love

1 John 4:11 KJV 1900
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
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God’s people are known by their love

John 13:35 KJV 1900
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
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Love maintains fellowship

1 Peter 4:8 KJV 1900
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
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Love promotes sacrificial service

1 Thessalonians 2:8 KJV 1900
So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
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Expressing love for one another

In caring for the sick

Matthew 25:36 KJV 1900
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
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In meeting material needs

Matthew 25:35 KJV 1900
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
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In affectionate greetings

2 Corinthians 13:12 KJV 1900
Greet one another with an holy kiss.
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Examples of the demonstration of love for one another

Abraham for Lot; Moses for Israel; Jonathan; the Roman centurion for his servant; the good Samaritan; ; the Philippian jailer; ; ; ; ; ; ; Onesiphorus; ;

Paul’s love for his churches

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Philippi:

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Thessalonica:

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