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Characteristics of the Love of Christ

  1. Authentic Love – the Love of Jesus Christ

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:12-13

  1. Unselfish Love

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.-Romans 5:8

  1. Unconditional Love

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. – Philippians 2:3-7

  1. Sacrificial Love

When we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth, the garbage of the world—right up to this moment. I am writing this not to shame you but to warn you as my dear children. – 1 Corinthians 4:13-14

 

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