Sunday, October 03, 2010

260. We Love Because God First Loved Us

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"We love Him because He first loved us." (1 John 4:19)

Is our love for God and for others to be based on commandments?  If we love because we're commanded to - because we're "supposed" to - is it really love?  What about Jesus' mentions of the two Old Testament laws - "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and strength" and "You shall love your neighbor as yourself?"  Was He laying down the law for Christians?  Jesus said the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments... but does the gospel hang on them?  What about Jesus' "new commandment" that He gave His disciples, that they love others as He has loved them?  Is this "law" for the Christian?

Is it our responsibility to love God and others more?  Or perhaps does love for God and others come some other way?  Check out our thoughts on all this on this week's edition of Growing in Grace!

Here's a quick snippet from the program. This week's "GIG-Bite."

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