What is Love?Love Series
What Is Love
Pastor Richard D. Dover
Seattle Open Door Church

This is the Introduction to the Love Sermon Series. In this series Pastor Rich will be talking about What is Love, What Love is Not, The Love of the Father, Being Ambassadors for Christ.

The are five Greek words to define love:
Philos-friendship type of love
Storge-friendship love that develops to an affectionate love
Eros-sexual love
Mania-an unhealthy obsessive love
Agape-God type of love, self-sacrificng for the sake of another. Christ love for us.

In 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 there is a theme in regards to love. In 2 Cor 5:14-15 Apostle Paul says the love of Christ controls (impels, drives, compels) us to no longer live for ourselves. In 2 Cor 5:17 states that because of the love of Christ and us receiving the love of Christ, we become new creations in Christ Jesus. In 2 Cor 5:18-19 Apostle Paul states that because we have become new creations and are born again, God has given us the gift of reconciling others to Christ. In 2 Cor 5:20 we have become Ambassadors for Christ.

So everything you see about God's love is about us being changed and reaching out to others so they can change. We become God's Workmanship. God's love is not about continuing in ongoing, willful, rebellious, sin.

Seattle Open Door Church
625 SW 149th St
Burien, WA 98166

Give Pastor Rich a call at 1-866-WANTGOD