Out of Agape – Life and the Power to live it

For a child of God, all of life springs from agape, the love of God that focuses on loving action.

We were dead in our sin; He gave us life.
We are dust; He is making us immortal.
We were sinners; He is changing our nature into the nature of God.
Our hearts were deceitful; He created a new and clean heart.
The life we live is Christ living in us. He created it and He lives it.
He supplies the power and produces the fruit.

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. (Philippians 1:6)

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. (Philippians 2:13, bold added)

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. (1 John 5:4-5)

The love of Christ gave us life. The Vine sustains us and bears much fruit. We can do everything through Christ, the One who gives us strength.

Truly, all of my life depends on God’s agape.

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All Scripture from the New Living Translation.

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