Valentines Day

So there is only four days till Valentines.

The words on the brain are usually; LOVE, flowers, candy, hearts, Valentines etc.

Valentines are given to people to show how much someone cares about someone. They show their love.

Every year someone in the world goes above and beyond to prove how much they love that person. With flowers, hearts, balloons, candy, etc.

But even though they try to say “I love you more than anyone”, or “True love” (you are going to hear this ALOT),  this isn’t true. Because someone does love you more THAN anyone. Someone’s love is truer, Jesus’ is.

All the love in the world times 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (get my point?) is how much more Jesus loves you. It’s amazing to think of really HOW MUCH LOVE he has for us. For every single person in the world who has ever breathed.

He loved us SO much he sent his perfect son into a sinful world as a baby. He grew up, taught and preached, healed and performed miracles, then the PERFECT son of GOD died on the cross with nails driven into his hands and feet. He had lashes on his back, a crown of thorns on his head, and the PERFECT lamb of God still took the sin that we carry on our backs. He lifted that “sack” of sin off of us and took it on him. Then he died, was buried, and 3 days later rose again. And he has made the one and only way to have our sins forgiven. By believing in him, so we won’t have to go to Hell. Because of our sin, we deserve Hell, but Jesus loved us so much he made a way where we won’t have to go. He paid our punishment for us.

Now how many of you know someone who would die for you? (*cricket, cricket*)

I don’t know anybody. I know my family loves me so much, but none would do what Jesus did. None could. None would.

Romans 5:8 But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life

Romans 8:1-4 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

John 15:9- 13 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

1 Corinthians 13:13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 John 4:16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

1 John 4:19 

We love because he first loved us.

 

We couldn’t love if Jesus didn’t love us first.

Jesus IS THE definition of love.

It’s all thanks to Jesus that we love our family, pets, friends, spouses.

 

This Valentines Day thank Jesus for his love for you.

He is the real Valentine:

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Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day to everyone! Tell someone you love them like your parents or your siblings. But especially tell Jesus you love him. (Here is my post on love. Be sure to check it out.)

Just take a look at how many times God’s name and the word love is mentioned in these bible verses. The word love is mentioned 310 times in the bible. Love and God go together, because love and God are mentioned in all these verses! To make that statement true it says in 1 John 4:8 God is love!

1 John 1:9 says We love Him because he first loved us.

1 John 3:16 also says We know what love is because Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love, does not know God, because God is love.

Mark 12:30-31  says  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

John 3:16 For God so LOVED the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

1 John 3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 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. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

 

My mom always says “If you can’t love your brother (or sister) who you have seen how can you love God who you have not seen.” Like the song goes ……………

O how I love Jesus, 
	O how I love Jesus, 
	O how I love Jesus, 
	because he first loved me!

 

So, tell someone you love them, but especially tell Jesus you love him!

 

Will you choose Jesus? Will you love him? Will you choose him for eternity?

 

Happy Valentines Day! May God Bless! 

~Cupcakegirl10

Love.

Love, is just Love. It can never be explained. But, we have the perfect example of love.

God.

 

Who is love?  John 3:16 For God so LOVED the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.                  Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
1 John 3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,
Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

 

What is love?   1 Corinthians 13:4-8  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. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

 

What is the greatest?  1 Corinthians 13:13  And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Who should I love?  Ephesians 4:2  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with ONE ANOTHER in love.
1 Peter 4:8 a.  Above all, love each other deeply…
John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord
James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Deuteronomy 10:12 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all thy strength.
Psalm 18:1 I love you, LORD, my strength.

John 13:34-35  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 

 

Where does Love come from?  1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
What does love do?  1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
There is no ___ in love?  1 John 4:18  There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Why do we love?  1 John 4:19  We love because he (Jesus) first loved us.
What binds together love?  Colossians 3:14  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
When does a friend love? Proverbs 17:17  A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Where does love come from?  1 John 4:7 a. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God,

 

 

How do we know what love is?  1 John 3:16-17 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be that person?
How should we love? 1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Do we chase after love? Song of Solomon 8:4 Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future.
What should we not love? Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will e? hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Exodus 20:5 a.  Don’t bow down and worship idols.
How should we love the Lord? Luke 10:27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
How much does God love us? Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.
John 3:16 For God so LOVED the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
Romans 8:37-39 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God. who loved me and gave himself for me.
Ephesians 2:4-6 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God.
1 John 4:9-11 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
       John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
                         Psalm 18:1 I love you, LORD, my strength.