What Do Non-Christians Need to See From Us? (Valentine’s Day Love Post #1)
It’s Valentine’s Week!! So I’m posting a series of blogs on love. Pretty original, eh? Stay tuned… I think you’ll love it!
What was the most important thing Jesus ever said? When asked what the greatest commandment was, His answer was to love God and love people. On His way to the garden to be arrested, His final words to His disciples were to love one another in the same manner that He had loved them.
This week I wanna blog about love. I believe it has everything to do with evangelism. The world sees many things from Christians, but what they need to see the most is how much we love each other. Apparently, it was quite important to Christ when He was on the earth. And it still is. The risen Savior still commands us to love each other.
So for your convenience, I’ve copied and pasted from BibleGateway.com a series of verses on loving each other. Read ’em. Study ’em. And meditate on them this week. Make this part of your devotions. These passages are quite powerful. You’ll, no doubt, be inspired to love your brothers and sisters. And when we do that, the world will know who we really are!
- John 13:34
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
John 13:33-35 (in Context) John 13 (Whole Chapter)
- John 13:35
By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 13:34-36 (in Context) John 13 (Whole Chapter)
- John 15:12
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
John 15:11-13 (in Context) John 15 (Whole Chapter)
- John 15:17
These things I command you, that you love one another.
John 15:16-18 (in Context) John 15 (Whole Chapter)
- Romans 12:10
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
Romans 12:9-11 (in Context) Romans 12 (Whole Chapter)
- Romans 13:8
[ Love Your Neighbor ] Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Romans 13:7-9 (in Context) Romans 13 (Whole Chapter)
- Galatians 5:13
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve oneanother.
Galatians 5:12-14 (in Context) Galatians 5 (Whole Chapter)
- Ephesians 4:2
with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,
Ephesians 4:1-3 (in Context) Ephesians 4 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Thessalonians 3:12
And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,
1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 (in Context) 1 Thessalonians 3 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Thessalonians 4:9
[ A Brotherly and Orderly Life ] But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
1 Thessalonians 4:8-10 (in Context) 1 Thessalonians 4 (Whole Chapter)
- Hebrews 10:24
And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,
Hebrews 10:23-25 (in Context) Hebrews 10 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Peter 1:22
[ The Enduring Word ] Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren,love one another fervently with a pure heart,
1 Peter 1:21-23 (in Context) 1 Peter 1 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Peter 3:8
[ Called to Blessing ] Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;
1 Peter 3:7-9 (in Context) 1 Peter 3 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”
1 Peter 4:7-9 (in Context) 1 Peter 4 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Peter 5:14
Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
1 Peter 5:13-14 (in Context) 1 Peter 5 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 John 3:11
For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,
1 John 3:10-12 (in Context) 1 John 3 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 John 3:23
And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
1 John 3:22-24 (in Context) 1 John 3 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 John 4:7
[ Knowing God Through Love ] Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:6-8 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 John 4:11
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:10-12 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 John 4:12
[ Seeing God Through Love ] No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.
1 John 4:11-13 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
- 2 John 1:5
And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another.
2 John 1:4-6 (in Context) 2 John 1 (Whole Chapter)