Scripture Passage: Gal 5:13-26
What is this Love (Agape)?
•It is an outward expression of a love that has been, is being and will be experienced in the Triune God by the believer
•It is not sentimental but active in caring, supporting, encouraging, providing even when it hurts or costs to do so
•It is about the giver and not so much about the worthiness of the recipient (Rom 5:8)
•Its not just Paul but even John and James emphasize this aspect (e.g. 1 Jn 3:17-18; 4:11-12; Js 2:14 ff)

Why is Love Important?
•Its an evidence of life eternal (1 Jn 3:10-11; 1 Jn 3:14; Jn 5:24)
•Cain v/s Christ (1 Jn 3:12,15 & 16)
•Its not always about ‘dying’ but practical ways of loving (1 Jn 4:20)
•Its an evidence of faith (1 Jn 3:23)..obedience to his command
•Its and evidence for God (1 Jn 4:12), and he has given us a model in Jesus his Son (Gal 2:20)

Private Orchard on Public Display
•God (Jesus) becomes visible through our love for one another (Jn 1:18; Jn 14:9;1 Jn 4:12)
•“We live together, united by Christ, and we will die together if necessary”
•We are to be living proof of the living God
•Lack of such love brings to question…Being born again, Don’t know God, Despising the Cross of Christ, Making God invisible

Take Away: Let’s be intentional to make the ‘Love of God’ visible in our lives, so that God’s great work is not only spoken but demonstrated