Pacific Life Church
Love is…
February 14, 2021

Love is…

February 14, 2021

Love is…

Pastor Tony: Part 1

What is Love?

1. Agape – αγάπε – Agape is love as an .

2. God is and therefore, Jesus is

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NLT

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.

 

3. We are called to remember that love protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres – love never .

 

Pastor Sara: Part 2

How do we take this and apply it to our relationships?

1. deeply matters to God.

1 John 4

 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.

11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.

19 We love because he first loved us. 

 

2. Relationship means for those around us

Colossians 3:14 “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us together in perfect harmony.”

 

3. Relationships require active

4. Relationship takes

 

Part 3: Pastor Steve

How do we love those who are difficult to love? How do I love the unlovable?

Matthew 5:46-47, “If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?”

 

1. Start with . It’s hard to hate someone you are praying for.

2. Remember the example modeled for us. 

3. Know that God will help us to people but we must make the .

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