Chestnut Ridge Church
The Greatest - Part 2
Tim Haring — The Greatest explores what really matters to Jesus – love – and it will answer questions such as: Why does love matter so much? What does it mean to love? How can we grow in our capacity to love? Together, let's learn what it really means to love well.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
  • Sunday 5:55 PM

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The Greatest - Part 2 [April 30, 2017] Tim Haring

Love others as yourself.
Love: strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties
– Merriam-Webster
1. Love: a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
2. Love: a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child or friend
–Dictionary.com

…love, whether human or divine, is the deepest possible expression of the personality and of the closeness of personal relations.[1]
– The New Bible Dictionary


[1] Palmer, F. H. (1996). Love, Beloved. In D. R. W. Wood, I. H. Marshall, A. R. Millard, J. I. Packer, & D. J. Wiseman (Eds.), New Bible dictionary (3rd ed., p. 700). Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
The best way to learn is to learn from the best
• We see how God personally loves us
To know God means to be in a deep relationship to Him—to share His life and enjoy His love.[1] - Wiersbe


[1] Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary (Vol. 2, p. 516). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
• We see how God personally loves us
• We see how God loves the world
Jesus Christ bore the punishment for sin and met the just demands of the holy Law.[1] - Wiersbe


[1] Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary (Vol. 2, p. 517). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
The best way to learn is to learn from the best
• We see how God personally loves us
• We see how God loves the world
We see how God loves through other believers
The author’s point, then, is that while no one can claim to have seen God (apart from God’s one and only Son) believers who love one another demonstrate that the unseen God lives in them.[1] - C.G. Kruse


[1] Kruse, C. G. (2000). The letters of John (p. 162). Grand Rapids, MI; Leicester, England: W.B. Eerdmans Pub.; Apollos.
The best way to learn (about love) is to learn from the best
• We see how God personally loves us
• We see how God loves the world
We see how God loves through other believers

…the idea of God’s love reaching completeness in a believer may suggest a deep and full experience of that love [1] - Walvoord


[1] Walvoord, J. F., & Zuck, R. B., Dallas Theological Seminary. (1985). The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 899). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

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