Love of Christ, The

  • To the Father.

    Psalms 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

    John 14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

  • To His church.

    Song of Solomon 4:8 Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

    Song of Solomon 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

    John 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

    Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

  • To those who love Him.

    Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

    John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

  • MANIFESTED IN HIS
    • Coming to seek the lost.

      Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

    • Praying for his enemies.

      Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

    • Giving himself for us.

      Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

    • Dying for us.

      John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

      1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

    • Washing away our sins.

      Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

    • Interceding for us.

      Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

      Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

    • Sending the Spirit.

      Psalms 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

      John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

    • Rebukes and chastisements.

      Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

  • Passeth knowledge.

    Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

  • To be imitated.

    John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

    John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

    Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

    1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

  • TO SAINTS, IS
    • Unquenchable.

      Song of Solomon 8:7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

    • Constraining.

      2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

    • Unchangeable.

      John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

    • Indissoluble.

      Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

  • Obedient saints abide in.

    John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

  • Saints obtain victory through.

    Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

  • Is the banner over His saints.

    Song of Solomon 2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

  • Is the ground of His saints love to Him.

    Luke 7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

  • To saints, shall be acknowledged even by enemies.

    Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

  • Illustrated.

    Matthew 18:11-13 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? 13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.

  • Exemplified towards.

    Peter,

    Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

    Luke 22:61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

    Lazarus, &c.

    John 11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

    John 11:36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!

    His apostles,

    John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

    John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

    John,

    John 13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

 
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