Dear friends, let us love one another

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. – For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.  And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”  The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. – Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart.

This is how God showed his love among us:  He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. – In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace….in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparably riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

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

1 John 4:7 – Romans 5:5 – Romans 8:15-16 – 1 John 5:10 – 1 John 4:9 – Ephesians 1:7 – Ephesians 2:7 – 1 John 4:11 (NIV)

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