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Lesson 3

From the 1950’s till today, it could be argued the most popular verse used to describe the love of God is John 3:16. It describes the lengths God is willing to go to so that we may become his children.

John 3:16

New King James Version

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

The fountain of God’s love for humanity is deep and wide. He was willing to go through the extreme pain of seeing his first born son being sacrificed so that we also might have life with him. To God, family is everything. This deep love of God should come as no surprise to those who have had exposure to other Bible scripture. Love comes from God and all those who love, know God, for God is love. Love is the very essence of God, you could say it’s in his DNA. He will not turn from love, everything he does will be out of love. He not only has love for his family, God has love for all, for he loved us before we loved him.

1 John 4:7-12 English Standard Version. God Is Love

7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 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. 10 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. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Pause for a moment and think of an example of how God has shown his love towards others or yourself. Jot a few down for future reference.

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