Final word: Love God, Love each other | Ephesians 6:21-24
Love is and has always been the defining virtue of the people of God. God’s people have been loved much and therefore love much. It is for this reason that, as we close up Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians, “love incorruptible” is the sounding note that we are left with and which has reverberated throughout his letter. Paul held that the love of Christ received by the believer through salvation (Eph 1:4-5; 2:4-5; 5:25) is a love he earnestly prayed that we would understand (3:17-19) and embody in the community of believers (5:2). In this study we learn that God’s purpose for Hills Bible Church is that we would endure in our love for God, seen in our practical and prayerful love for each other.
- Love Practically (vv. 21-22)
- Love Prayerfully (vv. 23-24)