Hello there! Can you believe we’re here on our final day of study together? The time has passed so quickly!
In looking at the Week 5 chapter titles, I couldn’t help but notice how beautifully they sum up the theme of our entire study, so rather than just a Week 5 recap, let’s use those titles for a full study recap instead!
Throughout these past five weeks, we’ve learned so much about the love God has for us, and how we, in turn, are to love others! Here are some of the things we’ve learned…
1) Love Moves Us
The love of God is a powerful thing indeed! The more we love God, the more His love fills us and transforms us into the likeness of His Son, Jesus. Just as John was changed and moved to fiercely love others for Christ, we, too, can be changed!
2) Love Overcomes
Life is hard, I think we’d all agree, and sometimes it’s easy to lose hope that our circumstances can change. But we are NEVER alone! While we may sometimes lose the battle, the war has already been won thanks to the incredible love shown by Jesus on the cross. The ultimate victory is ours because we are overcomers in Him!
3) Love Is Certain
While most things in life are temporary and conditional, the love of Jesus is NOT! It is proven in Scripture that He is who He says He is, which means His love is something we can trust. In fact, His love went to the cross for you and for me — that’s how certain it is! Which brings us to...
4) Love Is Confident
If we’ve asked Jesus to be our Savior, that means we are God’s children and we don’t have to wonder — we can know He hears us when we pray. It says so right in Scripture! And the more time we spend in the presence of God, the more our prayers will line up with His will, and the better we’ll be able to love others!
For these reasons and so many more, the love of God is absolutely amazing! Would you agree? And while this study may be drawing to an end, His love for us never will. Keep seeking it out, friend — it’s there for the taking!
Let’s end our time together with these words from Wendy Blight:
“When we know and love God, when Jesus lives in our hearts, God’s love will rule and reign in our hearts. That love pours out and is evidenced by how we live and treat others. We won’t seek to be more, do more, and have more. We will seek, instead, to be ambassadors, servants, lovers of people.”
Reflect and Respond:
What’s something new you’ve learned about God’s love this study?