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How much do you love Jesus?

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Right on. It is all in how we use words. Jesus said that if we loved him we would obey him. If our obedience has grown, then I surmise that our love has too. Peace be with you and may the love of God abound in your heart more and more each day.

Amen and vice versa.

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I pray that those in Hollywood who don't know or love God will before it's too late. I know their are some christisn celebs, it just seems like most of Hollywood doesn't., I'll pray for them. Silly question here, but does God love celebrities?

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My love for the Lord was anything but perfect in the beginning. I was "saved" in 1949. In the 60's I was doing almost anything but being obedient. At the end of the decade the Lord got my attention and my obedience has improved since then. I can't say for sure that my "love" for Him has grown but my obedience and gratitude certainly has. I realize too that we all respond differently emotionally to our relationship with Him.

lol Brother, I Too Came To Jesus In 1949 And, In 1960 I Joined The US Navy And......

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! Psalms 107:23-31

But God Is Gracious And True

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Revelation 3:19

And I Love Him So

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy 6:4-7

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The bottom line Our Love for Him will be how much

we give back of ourselves for His Use... period....

Sorry to be so blunt about it but the Scripture

Jn 15:13-15

13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.

14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I

call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I

have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have

made known to you.

NKJV

Love, Steven

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The most important thing is not how much we love God but how much he loves us. Our love is a weak, pitiful thing compared to the Glory of His eternal Love.

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4:10

Could we with ink the ocean fill

And were the skies of parchment made

Were every stalk on earth a quill

And every man a scribe by trade

To write the love of God above

Would drain the ocean dry

Nor could the scroll contain the whole

Though stretched from sky to sky

--Isaac Ben Nehoral

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Our love is unreliable and often failing; His love is the Eternal Rock--it cannot fail.

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It's easy to say I love Jesus but I think it comes down to this.... What do our fruits say about this? Does our life show how we really feel? When I think about what He has done for me I love Him even more. Thank you for bringing this up.

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  1. Lord Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
    For Thee all the pleasures of sin I resign;
    My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou,
    If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ’tis now.
  2. I love Thee, because Thou hast first loved me,
    And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree;
    I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
    If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ’tis now.
  3. I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
    And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
    And say when the death-dew lies cold on my brow,
    If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ’tis now.
  4. In ages eternal of endless delight
    I’ll ever adore Thee in glory so bright;
    I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow,
    If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ’tis now.

Thank you Jesus for being such a wonderful Savior!

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  1. Lord Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
    For Thee all the pleasures of sin I resign;
    My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou,
    If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ’tis now.
  2. I love Thee, because Thou hast first loved me,
    And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree;
    I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
    If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ’tis now.
  3. I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
    And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
    And say when the death-dew lies cold on my brow,
    If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ’tis now.
  4. In ages eternal of endless delight
    I’ll ever adore Thee in glory so bright;
    I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow,
    If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ’tis now.

Thank you Jesus for being such a wonderful Savior!

:amen: to The God soaked hearts in praise.... :thumbsup:

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Jesus says that "Walk by Faith, Not by Sight." As Faith Without Works is Dead!

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Jesus says that "Walk by Faith, Not by Sight." As Faith Without Works is Dead!

Amen,how can a person who is born again not have fruits of the Holy Spirit?

But we walk by faith and not by sight :)

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Some verses that came to my mind concerning loving Jesus:

"If ye love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15

"Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." John 15:14

"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. / He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me." John 14:23-24

"For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous." 1 John 5:3 (1 John 5:2 also goes with this thought)

Thanks!

James

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The post above mine is very similar to what I was thinking about loving Jesus. Some verses that came to mind:

"If ye love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15

"Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." John 15:14

"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. / He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me." John 14:23-24

"For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous." 1 John 5:3 (1 John 5:2 also goes with this thought)

Thanks!

James

Blessing and welcome James!

It is a heart not of earning but of gratitude for what has already been given... it is the heart

desiring of being purely of His Pleasure / to know His Pleasure in the doing brings purity... Love, Steven

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I love when Paul breaks out in prayers of worship for Jesus in his letters. It happens several times and one of my favorites is in Ephesians 3.

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

To know Him is to love Him. To know Him more is to love Him more. How much do I love Jesus? Not nearly enough.

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

AMEN!!!!

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Excellent topic. We often think about how much Jesus Loves us, and how much the Father loves us. We also realize that Jesus and God the Father can love far beyond what we understand love to be. However, we also have been commanded to "love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." Deut 6:5 And in Ephes. 1:4 we are reminded that " Before the world was created, God had Christ choose us to live with Him and to be His holy and innocent and loving people" So how much do we really love Christ? How much do we really love the Lord our Father? I believe that the Holy Spirit is the only way we can do that and it's a very important issue to discuss and practice. Thanks for that thought. Luanne

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