Love that Builds Community!

30 11 2013

21909694_sWe are in a series called what is Love Anyway? Today we transition from the Hebrew of the Old Testament and into the Greek of the New Testament where today we look at the  sixth distinct use of the word Love in the bible, agan first found in Matthew 5. To read all of this series on love scroll back to The Beatitudes of Love, 11/9/2013.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

Mat 5:43

This first used of Love in the New Testament is important as Christ signals a change in our perception. Agan means to love in a social or moral sense. It is not an intimate love, rather it is one that builds a sense of community. When we love others as Christ first loved us, we will build community.23202781_s

This is a love that can endure persecution vs 44, whether in our family, at our work or in our nation, because our focus is on God’s building of our community and not on our protecting of our ourselves. Jesus challenges us to step into this first kind of love for as we enter into this, we can embrace the true love of God, who delights in us!

Throughout our nation and around our world we need more of this love which builds community and ignites our spirits to enter the kingdom of Heaven as we become more and more like Jesus!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

Want more teaching and encouragement, visit our blog pages:
 
CJM; learn more about Complete Joy Ministries.
 
Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.
 
Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.
 
Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.
 
Beyond completejoy.org…
 
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This blog is part of the ministry of Complete Joy Ministries and is published each Wednesday and Saturday, usually by noon Pacific Time.

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