The Greatest Thing In The World

The Greatest Thing In This World

The greatest thing in this world is the love that Jesus has for mankind, all through the Bible are the examples of this love

1) The love of Christ for man
[Love]=unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another

The love of Christ is Unchangeable
Joh 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.

The love of Christ is Divine
Joh 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
[continue]=is to remain or to stay

The love of Christ is Self-sacrificing
Joh 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

The love of Christ is Inseparable
Rom 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?
What ever is going on in your life will not separate you from the love Jesus Christ has for you, the situations your going through does not determine your outcome, because the love Jesus has for you will always be remain

The love of Christ is Constraining
[constrain]=to secure by or as if by bonds
2Co 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

The love of Christ is Sacrificial
Gal 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.
Eph 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.

The love of Christ is Manifested by his Death
1Jn 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.

2) The Pre-eminince of Love
[Pre-eminence]=is having paramount rank, dignity, or importance 
Pre-eminence of faith, hope and love, love is the greatest
1Co 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
[charity]=charity is love

Pre-eminence in faith works by love
Gal 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

Pre-eminence in the fruit of the spirit, the first manifestation is love
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith

Pre-eminence in being rooted and grounded in the love of Christ
Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Eph 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

The bond of perfectness, being love
[perfectness]=being complete
Col 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
[charity]=once again is love

God is love, so if we dwell in love, we dwell In God
1Jn 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
[dwelleth]=to stay, to abide, to continue

Some examples of pre-eminent love
[Pre-eminence]=is having paramount rank, dignity, or importance

Pre-eminent Love in the greatest commandment
Mar 12:30 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.
Mar 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
[love]= as in love thy neighbour-(unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another)

but you may have a neighbour that seems unlovable, yes but the love-the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern you show toward them, may be just what leads them to Jesus

Pre-eminent Love in fulfilling of the law
Rom 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Pre-eminent Love is above the gift of tongues
[above]= superior to (as in rank, quality, or degree)
1Co 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Pre-eminent Love is above the gift of prophesy, knowledge and faith
[above]= superior to (as in rank, quality, or degree)

Pre-eminent Love is above the gift of prophesy
1Co 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

Pre-eminent Love is above the gift of benevolence and martydom
[above]= superior to (as in rank, quality, or degree)
1Co 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

3) The test of Love
[test]= a basis for evaluation
[Love]=unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another

The test of Love of true decipleship
Joh 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

The test of Love of genuine service
Joh 21:16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
[service]= to answer the needs of

(so to be in service to in love)-when Jesus said to Feed HIS sheep, what he is saying to us is to answer to their needs in love

The test of Love of speech
1Co 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

The test of Love demonstrates the reality of the new life
1Jn 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
[Love]=unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another

when we recieve our new life in Jesus, and the love of Jesus flows through us, we’re showing others that love

The test of Love to GOD is proven by brotherly love
1Jn 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

So in conclusion the greatest thing in this world is the love that Jesus has for mankind.

The first thing that needs to happen is for us to receive that love from Jesus, and that love is found in God’s gift of Salvation to us.us, is that we let that love run in and through us, that we are a testimony of GOD’s love to mankind
[Salvation]=deliverance from the power and effects of sinAnd the second thing that needs to happen, once we receive that Salvation GOD has given

And the second thing that needs to happen, once we receive that Salvation GOD has given us, is that we let that love run in and through us, that we are a testimony of GOD’s love to mankind                                                 [testimony]=firsthand authentication of a fact,

or evidence of,

or an outward sign

Close with
2Jn 1:3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

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