Love is the God-empowered choice to give of ourselves to meet the needs of others without expecting anything in return. Pastor Dan Cox reads from Galatians 5:22.

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Study Notes

Soul Construction

  • The Goal
  • The Means
  • The Power

Challenges to Soul Construction:

  • The World
  • The Devil
  • The Flesh

Some Context First…

The Fruit of the Spirit

  • Love

What Does the Bible Teach About Love?

  • God is love (1 John 4:8)
  • Love is costly (John 3:16)
  • Love is the great commandment (Matt. 22:34-40)
  • Love is not optional (John 13:34-35)
  • Love is the supreme virtue (1 Cor. 13:1-3)
  • Love puts others first (1 Cor. 13:4-7)
  • Love obeys God (John 14:15)
  • Love is evidence of true knowledge of God (1 John 4:7-8)

Who can love like that?

Only God… and those He empowers by His Spirit

Applying the Text

  • Is your life characterized by growth in love?