Celebrate Love

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Ps 145:17 Everything God does is right the trademark on all his works is love. MSG

Eph 5:2 Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. MSG

Eph 1:4 Long before he laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love.

5 Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) MSG

James 1:12 Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life. MSG

Job 10:12 You gave me life itself, and incredible love. You watched and guarded every breath I took. MSG

Ps 23:6 Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I'm back home in the house of God for the rest of my life. MSG

Ps 25:7 Forget that I sowed wild oats; Mark me with your sign of love. Plan only the best for me, God! MSG

A David psalm, after he was confronted by Nathan about the affair with Bathsheba.

Ps 51:1 Generous in love God, give grace! Huge in mercy wipe out my bad record. MSG

Ps 30:5 He gets angry once in a while, but across a lifetime there is only love. The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter. MSG

Ps 31:7 I'm leaping and singing in the circle of your love; you saw my pain, you disarmed my tormentors, MSG

Ps 57:3 He sends orders from heaven and saves me, he humiliates those who kick me around. God delivers generous love, he makes good on his word. MSG

Ps 59:10 God in dependable love shows up on time, shows me my enemies in ruin.


Ps 86:15 But you, O God, are both tender and kind, not easily angered, immense in love, and you never, never quit.

16 So look me in the eye and show kindness, give your servant the strength to go on, save your dear, dear child!

17 Make a show of how much you love me so the bullies who hate me will stand there slack-jawed, As you, God, gently and powerfully put me back on my feet. MSG

Ps 31:21 Blessed God! His love is the wonder of the world. Trapped by a siege,

22 I panicked. "Out of sight, out of mind," I said. But you heard me say it, you heard and listened. MSG

A David psalm, when he outwitted Abimelech and got away

Ps 33:22 Love us, God, with all you've got that's what we're depending on.MSG

Ps 36:5 God's love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic,

6 His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic. Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost;

Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks.

7 How exquisite your love, O God! How eager we are to run under your wings,

Ps 89:1 Your love, God, is my song, and I'll sing it! I'm forever telling everyone how faithful you are.

2 I'll never quit telling the story of your love how you built the cosmos and guaranteed everything in it. Your love has always been our lives' foundation, your fidelity has been the roof over our world. MSG

Ps 136:1 Thank God! He deserves your thanks. His love never quits.

2 Thank the God of all gods, His love never quits.

3 Thank the Lord of all lords. His love never quits.

4 Thank the miracle-working God, His love never quits.

5 The God whose skill formed the cosmos, His love never quits.

6 The God who laid out earth on ocean foundations, His love never quits.

7 The God who filled the skies with light, His love never quits.

8 The sun to watch over the day, His love never quits.

9 Moon and stars as guardians of the night, His love never quits. MSG

Ps 51:17 I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don't for a moment escape God's notice. MSG

Ps 42:8 Then God promises to love me all day, sing songs all through the night!

My life is God's prayer. MSG

Ps 63:3 In your generous love I am really living at last! My lips brim praises like fountains. MSG

Ps 66:20 Blessed be God: he didn't turn a deaf ear, he stayed with me, loyal in his love. MSG

Ps 85:7 Show us how much you love us, God! Give us the salvation we need! MSG

Isa 16:5 A new government of love will be established in the venerable David tradition. A Ruler you can depend upon will head this government, A Ruler passionate for justice, a Ruler quick to set things right." MSG

John 15:9 "I've loved you the way my Father has loved me. Make yourselves at home in my love.

10 If you keep my commands, you'll remain intimately at home in my love. That's what I've done kept my Father's commands and made myself at home in his love. MSG

1 John 4:16 God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us.

17 This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we're free of worry on Judgment Day our standing in the world is identical with Christ's.

18 There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life fear of death, fear of judgment is one not yet fully formed in love. MSG

1 John 3:20 It's also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves. MSG

John 13:1 [NOW] BEFORE the Passover Feast began, Jesus knew (was fully aware) that the time had come for Him to leave this world and return to the Father. And as He had loved those who were His own in the world, He loved them to the last and to the highest degree. AMP

2 Peter 1:17 Jesus resplendent with light from God the Father as the voice of Majestic Glory spoke: "This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of all my delight." MSG

John 5:20 The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses to (shows) Him everything that He Himself does. And He will disclose to Him (let Him see) greater things yet than these, so that you may marvel and be full of wonder and astonishment.


John 17:23 I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me. AMP

Rom 8:39 high or low, thinkable or unthinkable absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. MSG


Matt 22:37 Jesus said, "'Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.'

38 This is the most important, the first on any list.

39 But there is a second to set alongside it: 'Love others as well as you love yourself.'

40 These two commands are pegs; everything in God's Law and the Prophets hangs from them." MSG

John 13:34 "Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. MSG

2 John 6 Love means following his commandments, and his unifying commandment is that you conduct your lives in love. This is the first thing you heard, and nothing has changed.

1 John 4:19 We, though, are going to love love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. He loved us first.

20 If anyone boasts, "I love God," and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won't love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can't see?

21 The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You've got to love both. MSG

1 John 3:16 This is how we've come to understand and experience love: Christ sacrificed his life for us. This is why we ought to live sacrificially for our fellow believers, and not just be out for ourselves.

17 If you see some brother or sister in need and have the means to do something about it but turn a cold shoulder and do nothing, what happens to God's love? It disappears. And you made it disappear. MSG

1 Peter 2:17Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government. MSG

Luke 6:35 "I tell you, love your enemies. Help and give without expecting a return. You'll never I promise regret it. Live out this God-created identity the way our Father lives toward us, generously and graciously, even when we're at our worst.

36 Our Father is kind; you be kind.

37 "Don't pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don't condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people; you'll find life a lot easier.

38 Give away your life; you'll find life given back, but not merely given back given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity." MSG

Rom 12:9 Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good.

10 Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. MSG

1 Tim 1:5 The whole point of what we're urging is simply love love uncontaminated by self-interest and counterfeit faith, a life open to God. MSG

1 Cor 13:4 Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. Love doesn't strut, Doesn't have a swelled head,

5 Doesn't force itself on others, Isn't always "me first," Doesn't fly off the handle, Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,

6 Doesn't revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,

7 Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end. MSG

John 13:35 By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves]. AMP


John 13:35 This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples when they see the love you have for each other." MSG

1 Thess 5:13 Overwhelm them with appreciation and love! Get along among yourselves, each of you doing your part. MSG

2 Peter 1:7 warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. MSG

1 Cor 16:14 and love without stopping.

2 Cor 2:8 My counsel now is to pour on the love.

2 Cor 8:24 Show them what you're made of, the love I've been talking up in the churches. Let them see it for themselves! MSG

Phil 1:9 So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings MSG

Col 1:8 He's the one who told us how thoroughly love had been worked into your lives by the Spirit. MSG

Col 2:2 I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God's great mystery. MSG

Col 3:12 So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. MSG

2 Cor 5:14Christ's love has moved me to such extremes. His love has the first and last word in everything we do. A New Life Our firm decision is to work from this focused center: One man died for everyone. That puts everyone in the same boat. MSG VIDEO FEAR VS LOVE


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