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The Nature of His Love

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God's love is unlike anything we have ever experienced before.

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1 John 3:1 AV 1873
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Behold: see, observe, study, pay attention to, know, possess information about
Manner: a way in which something is done or happens; a kind or sort (i.e.- How great! How massive! This is not of this world!)
1 John 4:10 AV 1873
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Exploring the Epistles of John: An Expository Commentary (1) Its Commencement in the past (3:1)

Love is not a mere emotion that God feels, nor is it simply something God thinks about and then does. Love is what God is (4:8).

1 John 4:8 AV 1873
He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.

The Nature of His Love

Incomparable

John 15:13 AV 1873
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Ephesians 3:18–19 AV 1873
may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Ephesians 3:17–21 AV 1873
that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Everlasting

Jeremiah 31:3 AV 1873
The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
1 Corinthians 13:8 AV 1873
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
Jeremiahs 31:3

Unconditional

Romans 8:31–39 AV 1873
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth: who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Deuteronomy 7:8 AV 1873
but because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
John 15:13 AV 1873
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Secure
Romans 8:31–39 AV 1873
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth: who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 3:16 AV 1873
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Romans 5:8 AV 1873
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
John 13:1 AV 1873
Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
Individually
John 13:23 AV 1873
Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
John 11:3 AV 1873
Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
Unconditionally

The Gift of His Love

1 John 3:1 AV 1873
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Romans 5:8 AV 1873
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 6:23 AV 1873
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
John 13:23 AV 1873
Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
John 13:
John 11:3 AV 1873
Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
John 11:

1 John 3:1 AV 1873
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Ephesians 3:17–21 AV 1873
that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Ephesians 3
Romans 8:31-
Romans 8:31–39 AV 1873
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth: who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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