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Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behaviour from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give...

When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.  Matthew 8:1-3 Comment If we’re...

How many ways to say ‘I love you’? Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Proverbs 16.24 Comment In last week’s ePrayer we talked about different ways of expressing our love.  This week we thought we’d look at speaking out our love. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s love poem is one of the most...

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement, because in this world we are like him. 1 John 4:16-17 Comment In a programme about Paris the other evening, the presenter commented on how many...

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  John 13.34 Comment On Monday Tom was at a men’s curry night run by guys from the local church. With the help of video clips and personal stories the two speakers described how love involves action… love is a verb,...

‘Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.’ Matthew 21:43 ‘A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you...

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.  Song of Songs 8:6 Comment Tomorrow Harry & Megan will celebrate their first month of being...

We love because he first loved us.  1 John 4:19 Comment The other day I saw a picture that made me think about God as our source of love in a new way.  It was one of those towers made up of glasses stacked on top of one another and champagne was being poured into the top one, overflowing from...

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him....

Love is patient, love is kind.… It is not proud .… It is not self-seeking …. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. From 1 Corinthians 13  (NIV) Comment These well known verses describe God’s love for us. I know that love is a verb; it involves action as well as feelings. I know that...