“God is love and anyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in him”(I John 4:16).
(First Name) and (First Name), “God is love,” says your text. When it comes to love, the starting point is God’s love for us. The source of all love is God.
What is this love? How is it shown? You know the answer as Spirit-filled Christians who confess Jesus as Lord and Savior:
In the Apostle John’s words:
“This is the love I mean: not our love for God, but God’s love for us when He sent His Son to be the sacrifice that takes our sins away” (I Jn. 4:10).
(First Name) and (First Name), God sent His one and only Son to die for our sins. He did this out of love.
The Greek word used for God’s love here is “agape.” Agape love is a giving love. This is a love that one gives for the sake of the other. This is a love where one makes sacrifices for the benefit of the other. This is a love that one gives without…