Love

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Christians believe that God is love and that He loves each and every one of us so much that He sent Jesus to die to repair the broken relationship between humans and God.

Bible verses about love

God doesn’t just love people but he embodies love.

God is love

1 John 4:8

We should love God and love each other.

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:36-40

The famous quote about love often read at weddings. It describes what true love is like – not just romantic love.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

We need to love everyone.

You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Matthew 5:43-44

But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.

Luke 6:27-28

True love puts others first.

Greater love has no one than this – that he lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?

1 John 3:16-17

We should not love money or material possessions

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Matthew 6:24

Collective worship

Our collective worship on Love will be in Autumn 2 2017.