Our love for God, ourselves and others increases with knowledge of the love of GOD.


January 12, 2020

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday,
January 12, 2019
Our love for God, ourselves and others increases with knowledge of the love of GOD.

This statement that our Lord made dealt with the mental attitude love we call agape love which is something that all believers need to learn, understand, and to apply how to live in.

Phileo = the “type” of love that we have for others who we love and admire personally, because of something good in them.

Agape-love, which is really the only love that we have learned from God, is impersonal and unconditional and emphasizes the person who is doing the loving not the one being loved.

When it comes to loving God, we are told to have agape-love toward God.

  1. “agape love” is used for loving God and not “phileo love” which is more personal and emphasizes the character and the nature of the one who is being loved.
  2. We expect a command to have phileo-love which is a personal love for God and not agape-love, which is an impersonal unconditional love toward all mankind.
  3. Agape love emphasizes the mental attitude of the individual who is loving God and not the personal love of attraction.
  4. It is important for us to be trained and equipped for whatever doctrine the Lord calls us to apply so that we are either going forward in the plan of God, or we are going backward in the plan of God.
  5. We are either going forward in the plan of God for our lives or we are going backward in the plan of God, no one ever remains the same!

There is a direct relationship with the love of God and the believer keeping or guarding the commands of God, especially His love.

1.They could care less that God gave them a command to love all believers.

 

  1. They may not say it but they could care less that the Lord gave them a command to “keep on remembering Him” by celebrating the Lord’s supper with other believers if possible.

I am a rock

I am an island

And a rock feels no pain
And an island never cries

PHI 1:9  And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge [epignosis doctrine] and all discernment.

Our love for God and our love for ourselves along with others increases more and more as we metabolize the love of God by real knowledge or epignosis doctrine.

1Th 4:9   Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for {anyone} to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;

The phrase “are taught by God” is very interesting in the Greek word theodidaktos (theo-di-dak-tos); divinely instructed, taught the theology of God, receiving doctrine based upon the principle of I.C.E.

ROM 5:5, which talks about the anthropomorphism of the word “heart” as the apostle Paul writes, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

ROM 5:5, we are told that God the Holy Spirit pours out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us meaning once again — love is not a feeling or an emotion, true love is a system of thinking.

Be very careful of the type of love you get involved with because it may be an Eros type of love that can destroy you especially spiritually and emotionally.

Every time we look at what the Bible says concerning love, I always seem to end up with one of my favorite quotes which was originally from a French poet.

Torquato Tasso (misattributed to Shakespeare) – “True love cannot be found where it doesn’t truly exist and it cannot  be hidden where it truly does.”

  1. Agape love is an impersonal love which means that agape love is the way to love based upon a system of thinking rather than feelings and emotions.
  2. Phileo love is a personal way to love based upon the one you are loving personally because they meet certain standards that you have with them.
  3. Storge love is love for our family or sibling’s that should be based upon thinking right as well.
  4. Eros love is a very dangerous type of love that deals with supernatural influences trying to destroy us.

 

This statement that our Lord made dealt with the mental attitude love we call agape love which is something that all believers need to learn, understand, and to apply how to live in.

Phileo = the “type” of love that we have for others who we love and admire personally, because of something good in them.

Agape-love, which is really the only love that we have learned from God, is impersonal and unconditional and emphasizes the person who is doing the loving not the one being loved.

When it comes to loving God, we are told to have agape-love toward God.

  1. “agape love” is used for loving God and not “phileo love” which is more personal and emphasizes the character and the nature of the one who is being loved.
  2. We expect a command to have phileo-love which is a personal love for God and not agape-love, which is an impersonal unconditional love toward all mankind.
  3. Agape love emphasizes the mental attitude of the individual who is loving God and not the personal love of attraction.
  4. It is important for us to be trained and equipped for whatever doctrine the Lord calls us to apply so that we are either going forward in the plan of God, or we are going backward in the plan of God.
  5. We are either going forward in the plan of God for our lives or we are going backward in the plan of God, no one ever remains the same!

There is a direct relationship with the love of God and the believer keeping or guarding the commands of God, especially His love.

1.They could care less that God gave them a command to love all believers.

 

  1. They may not say it but they could care less that the Lord gave them a command to “keep on remembering Him” by celebrating the Lord’s supper with other believers if possible.

I am a rock

I am an island

And a rock feels no pain
And an island never cries

PHI 1:9  And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge [epignosis doctrine] and all discernment.

Our love for God and our love for ourselves along with others increases more and more as we metabolize the love of God by real knowledge or epignosis doctrine.

1Th 4:9   Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for {anyone} to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;

The phrase “are taught by God” is very interesting in the Greek word theodidaktos (theo-di-dak-tos); divinely instructed, taught the theology of God, receiving doctrine based upon the principle of I.C.E.

ROM 5:5, which talks about the anthropomorphism of the word “heart” as the apostle Paul writes, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

ROM 5:5, we are told that God the Holy Spirit pours out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us meaning once again — love is not a feeling or an emotion, true love is a system of thinking.

Be very careful of the type of love you get involved with because it may be an Eros type of love that can destroy you especially spiritually and emotionally.

Every time we look at what the Bible says concerning love, I always seem to end up with one of my favorite quotes which was originally from a French poet.

Torquato Tasso (misattributed to Shakespeare) – “True love cannot be found where it doesn’t truly exist and it cannot  be hidden where it truly does.”

  1. Agape love is an impersonal love which means that agape love is the way to love based upon a system of thinking rather than feelings and emotions.
  2. Phileo love is a personal way to love based upon the one you are loving personally because they meet certain standards that you have with them.
  3. Storge love is love for our family or sibling’s that should be based upon thinking right as well.
  4. Eros love is a very dangerous type of love that deals with supernatural influences trying to destroy us.