"IF WE LOVE JESUS"
If we love Jesus with all of our hearts we will love the things He loved! We can find out from the Bible exactly what our Lord loved. When we find out what He loved and begin to love those same things, then we can truly say that we love the Lord. Feelings do not determine whether we love the Lord. Only by allowing the scriptures to guide our lives can we really say we love the Lord.
If we love Jesus we will love the church because
He shed His blood for the church. (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 5:23) Some claim to love Jesus Christ today but
actually despise the
If we love Jesus we will love the scriptures. Jesus made bold use of the scriptures in facing Satan. (Matthew 4) He strongly rebuked the religious leaders of His day for "not knowing the scriptures." (Mark ) If we love Jesus we will be serious students of the Bible.
If we love Jesus we will love our fellowmen. Our Savior loved even His enemies. Jesus loved the souls of all men! He loved man so much that He "by the grace of God tasted death for every man." (Hebrews 2:9) Jesus loved even the "rich young ruler" even though he would not obey Him. (Mark 10) If we love Jesus we will love our fellowmen.
How can we claim to love Jesus but
not love the things He loved? I am a Christian (a member of the
By Charles Box,