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TALK 6LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR : 

TALK 6LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR

Second greatest commandment : 

Second greatest commandment Mark 12: 31 ’The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself 1 John 4:20-21 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. Thus it is clear: no love for others, no Christianity.

What Christian Love is NOT : 

What Christian Love is NOT Love is not only about positive feelings Love is not always saying “yes”

What Christian Love is NOT : 

What Christian Love is NOT Love is not defensive Love is not self‑seeking.

What Christian Love is NOT : 

What Christian Love is NOT Love is not manipulative

what is Christian love? : 

what is Christian love? Answer is in John John 15:9-10 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 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. John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

what is Christian love? : 

what is Christian love? How then do we translate love into practical everyday terms? The answer is in John 13:1‑5 (the foot washing episode).

what is Christian love? : 

what is Christian love? Jesus demonstrated Christian love as service love. John 13:14-15 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.

what is Christian love? : 

what is Christian love? 4. Christian love is committed service.

And who is your neighbor? : 

And who is your neighbor? The answer is in the parable of the good Samaritan All men in need of your help are your neighbors.

Characteristics of Christian love : 

Characteristics of Christian love 1 Corinthians 13:4‑7 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Characteristics of Christian love : 

Characteristics of Christian love Patient Kind Not jealous Not arrogant Not rude Not self‑seeking Not quick‑tempered Not brood over injury Not rejoicing over wrongdoing Rejoices with the truth Forbears Trusts Hopes Endures

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