Love Equals Sacrifice

Thursday, December 08, 2011 Posted by Angie

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Love is never more evident than when sacrifice is involved.
John 15:13 - “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."
John 13:35 - “By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”
Where does love come from? We’ve heard, even this week here at Daily Fast Fuel, that love is not an emotion, but a person.

God is love...and because He loved us so much, He gave the ultimate sacrifice…His Son. Likewise, Jesus loved His Father so much, He obeyed His wishes to leave Heaven and humbled Himself to come to earth as a baby. Later that same great love led Him to the cross to sacrifice His life on our behalf.

This is the model of love we have – SACRIFICE

This Advent, I celebrate the love that came down from Heaven to sacrifice Himself for my sin – I also celebrate that He is “Emmanuel” – God with us – so He lives in my heart to help me love others in the same way He loves me.

*** God sacrificed His Son to come to earth, Jesus sacrificed his life for us, and we sacrifice our lives for His plan. ***
Matthew 16:24-25 “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for Me will find it.’”

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