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2 Timothy 3:1-5 AMPBUT UNDERSTAND THIS, THAT IN THE LAST DAYSDANGEROUS TIMES [OF GREAT STRESS AND TROUBLE] WILLCOME [DIFFICULT DAYS THAT WILL BE HARD TO BEAR]. FORPEOPLE WILL BE LOVERS OF SELF [narcissistic, self-focused],lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers,disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane, [and they willbe] unloving [devoid of natural

2 Timothy 3:1-5 AMP
BUT UNDERSTAND THIS, THAT IN THE LAST DAYS
DANGEROUS TIMES [OF GREAT STRESS AND TROUBLE] WILL
COME [DIFFICULT DAYS THAT WILL BE HARD TO BEAR]. FOR
PEOPLE WILL BE LOVERS OF SELF [narcissistic, self-focused],
lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers,
disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane, [and they will
be] unloving [devoid of natural human affection, calloused and
inhumane], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control
[intemperate, immoral], brutal, haters of good, traitors, reckless,
conceited, lovers of [sensual] pleasure rather than lovers of God,
holding to a form of [outward] godliness [religion], although they have
denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. AVOID
SUCH PEOPLE AND KEEP FAR AWAY FROM THEM.
1 Peter 4:7-9 AMP
The end and culmination of all things is near. Therefore, be soundminded and self-controlled for the purpose of prayer [staying
balanced and focused on the things of God so that your
communication will be clear, reasonable, specific and pleasing to
Him.] ABOVE ALL, HAVE FERVENT AND UNFAILING LOVE FOR
ONE ANOTHER, BECAUSE LOVE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF
SINS [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for
others]. Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
John 13:34-35 MSG
“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same
way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will
recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you
have for each other.”
He Says:
• The one thing that distinguishes you from everyone else in the
world …
• The one thing that identifies that you are a true follower of
Christ …
• The one thing that separates you from everyone else in the
world …
• The one thing that creates real change in the world …
… is your ability to reflect THE LOVE OF GOD TO EVERYONE!
The Process of Greater Love:

  1. Self-love
    Matthew 22:37-40 TPT
    Jesus answered him, “’Love the Lord your God with every passion of
    your heart, with all the energy of your being, and with every thought
    that is within you.’ This is the great and supreme commandment. And
    the second is like it in importance: ‘You must love your friend in the
    same way you love yourself.’ Contained within these commandments
    to love you will find all the meaning of the Law and the Prophets.”
    Selfishness is LOVING YOURSELF more than YOU LOVE OTHERS.
    Self-love is an overflow of KNOWING THAT YOU ARE LOVED!
    1 John 4:7-10 MSG
    My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love
    comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and
    experiences a relationship with God. THE PERSON WHO REFUSES
    TO LOVE DOESN’T KNOW THE FIRST THING ABOUT GOD,
    because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love. This is
    how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world
    so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking
    about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us
    and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the
    damage they’ve done to our relationship with God.
    Self-love begins with knowing how much God loves you!
  2. Relational love
    John 15:12-13 TPT
    “So this is my command: Love each other deeply, as much as I have
    loved you. For THE GREATEST LOVE of all is a love that sacrifices
    all. And this great love is demonstrated when a person sacrifices his
    life for his friends.”
    Every healthy relationship is built on laying your life down for the
    other!
  3. Loving the lost and hurting
    Compassion: sorrow for the distress and misfortune of another with
    a desire to help
    com-: with
    -passus: suffering
    Matthew 9:36 TPT
    When he saw the vast crowds of people, Jesus’ heart was deeply
    moved with COMPASSION, because they seemed weary and
    helpless, like wandering sheep without a shepherd.
  4. Loving your enemies
    Matthew 5:44-48 TPT
    “However, I say to you, love your enemy, bless the one who curses
    you, do something wonderful for the one who hates you, and respond
    to the very ones who persecute you by praying for them. For that will
    reveal your identity as children of your heavenly Father. He is kind to
    all by bringing the sunrise to warm and rainfall to refresh whether a
    person does what is good or evil. What reward do you deserve if you
    only love the loveable? Don’t even the tax collectors do that? HOW
    ARE YOU ANY DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS if you limit your
    kindness only to your friends? Don’t even the ungodly do that? Since
    you are children of a perfect Father in heaven, you are to be perfect
    like him.”
    “Your love for God can be measured by the person you love the
    least.”
    1 John 4:20-21 NIV
    Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For
    whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen,
    cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this
    command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and
    sister.
    Anyone who wants to walk in this GREATER LOVE eventually
    understands that for the rest of their life, they will have to walk in a
    perpetual state of FORGIVENESS.