Loving others means taking action for someone else. We love others because God has loved us first, with extravagant, unconditional love. Love is meant to be given away in overflowing measure. God demonstrates His own love for us by sending Jesus to die for us. We experience life in Christ when we show others His extravagant love.
Our words and actions influence others, and we are influenced by the words and actions of others. How are we influencing and being influenced? What does it mean to live as a Christ-like influencer? How does that affect our influencing and being influenced?
Read Ephesians 3:14-21. What does God intend for His people? Who performs the action? How does this clarify God’s intended purpose for His people loving extravagantly?
Read Matthew 5:43-48 and John 15:9-14. What do these passages show us about how extravagant love looks?
Read Romans 5:8 and 1 John 4:19. How do these Bible passages impact your understanding God’s extravagant love?
Read 1 John 2:3-6. What does this passage tell us about how we should respond to the extravagant love of God?