ABCs of Jesus’ Love

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After writing this post,
some readers expressed interest in a print-out,
so here it is – ABCs of Jesus’ Love.

This page was started to help us remember how vast Jesus’ love is.
Thanks to all who offered me words and verses to add to the list.

Please feel free to let me know of other adjectives you think of
that describe Jesus’ love, along with a Bible verse that proves it.
Let’s see how many we can build up!

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A

Abiding Love
“We have come to know [by personal observation and experience],
and have believed [with deep, consistent faith]
the love which God has for us. God is love,
and the one who abides in love abides in God,
and God abides continually in him.”
1 John 4:16 AMP

Active Love
“For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear,
nor has the eye seen a God besides You,
Who works and shows Himself active on behalf
of him who [earnestly] waits for Him.”
Isaiah 64:4 AMP

B

Boundless Love
“So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through your faith.
And may you, having been [deeply] rooted and
[securely] grounded in love, be fully capable
of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people)
the width and length and height and depth of His love
[fully experiencing that amazing, endless love].”
Ephesians 3:18 AMP

C

Cleansing Love
“I will cleanse them from all the sin
they have committed against Me
and will forgive all their sins
of rebellion against Me.”
Jeremiah 33:8

Compassionate Love
“Don’t tear your clothing in your grief,
but tear your hearts instead.
Return to the Lord your God,
for He is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
He is eager to relent and not punish.”
Joel 2:13 NLT

Covenant Love
“Understand, therefore,
that the Lord your God is indeed God.
He is the faithful God who keeps His covenant
for a thousand generations and
lavishes His unfailing love on those
who love Him and obey His commands.”
Deuteronomy 7:9 NLT

D

Divine Love
“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory
and the exact representation of His being,
sustaining all things by His powerful word.
After He had provided purification for sins,
He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”
Hebrews 1:3 NIV

E

Empowering Love
“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead,
lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus
from the dead, He will give life to your mortal bodies
by this same Spirit living within you.”
Romans 8:11 NLT

Everlasting Love
“Long ago the Lord said to Israel:
I have loved you, My people, with an everlasting love.
With unfailing love I have drawn you to Myself.”
Jeremiah 31:3 NLT

F

Faithful Love
“Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid or terrified because of them,
for the Lord your God goes with you;
He will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV

Freeing Love
“Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah,
His blood poured out on the altar of the Cross,
we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments
chalked up by all our misdeeds.
And not just barely free, either.
Abundantly free!”
Ephesians 1:7 The Message

G

Giving Love
“That is what the Son of Man has done:
He came to serve, not to be served —
and then to give away His life in exchange
for many who are held hostage.”
Mark 10:45 The Message

Grace-filled Love
“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father,
who has loved us and given us everlasting comfort and encouragement
and the good [well-founded] hope [of salvation] by His grace…”
2 Thessalonians 2:16 AMP

H

Healing Love
“He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds
[healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].”
Psalm 147:3 AMP

I

Inviting Love
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28 NIV

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock;
if anyone hears My voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him, and will dine with him,
and he with Me.”
Revelation 3:20 NASB

J

Justifying Love
“And such were some of you [before you believed].
But you were washed [by the atoning sacrifice of Christ],
you were sanctified [set apart for God, and made holy],
you were justified [declared free of guilt] in the name
of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God
[the source of the believer’s new life and changed behavior].”
1 Corinthians 6:11 AMP

K

Keepsake Love
“No one has greater love [nor stronger commitment]
than to lay down his own life for his friends.”
John 15:13 AMP

L

Liberating Love
“So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.”
John 8:36 NLT

Light-Leading Love
“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said,
‘I am the Light of the world.
If you follow Me, you won’t have to walk in darkness,
because you will have the Light that leads to life.'”
John 8:12 NLT

M

Merciful Love
“But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much,
that even though we were dead because of our sins,
He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead.
(It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)”
Ephesians 2:4-5 NLT

N

NO Condemnation Love
“Therefore there is now no condemnation
[no guilty verdict, no punishment]
for those who are in Christ Jesus
[who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior].”
Romans 8:1 AMP

O

Omniscient Love
“You know when I sit down and when I rise up
[my entire life, everything I do];
You understand my thought from afar.”
Psalm 139:2 AMP

P

Protecting Love
“The eternal God is your refuge,
and His everlasting arms are under you.
He drives out the enemy before you;
He cries out, ‘Destroy them!’”
Deut. 33:27 NLT

Pursuing Love
“This is real love—not that we loved God,
but that He loved us and sent His Son
as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”
1 John 4:10 NLT

Q

Quieting Love
“The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness;
He will quiet you by His love;
He will exult over you with loud singing.”
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV

R

Reconciling Love
“But all these things are from God,
who reconciled us to Himself through Christ
[making us acceptable to Him]
and gave us the ministry of reconciliation
[so that by our example we might bring others to Him]”
2 Corinthians 5:18 AMP

Redeeming Love
“In Him we have redemption
[that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood,
[which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in]
the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin,
in accordance with the riches of His grace.”
Ephesians 1:7 AMP

Rescuing Love
“He led me to a place of safety;
He rescued me because He delights in me.”
2 Samuel 22:20 NLT

Restoring Love
“For I will restore health to you
And I will heal your wounds, says the Lord,
Because they have called you an outcast, saying:
This is Zion; no one seeks her and no one cares for her.”
Jeremiah 30:17 AMP

S

Sacrificial Love
“This is real love — not that we loved God,
but that He loved us and sent His Son
as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”
I John 4:10 NLT

Steadfast Love
“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God,
the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love
with those who love Him and keep His commandments,
to a thousand generations.”
Deuteronomy 7:9 RSV

T

Tenacious Love
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us
from God’s love. Neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons, neither our fears
for today nor our worries about tomorrow
– not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
No power in the sky above or in the earth below
– indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us
from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:38-39 NLT

U

Unconditional Love
“But—
When God our Savior revealed His kindness and love,
He saved us, not because of the righteous things
we had done, but because of His mercy.
He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth
and new life through the Holy Spirit.”
Titus 3:4-5 NLT

Undeserved Love
“But God showed His great love for us
by sending Christ to die for us
while we were still sinners.”
Romans 5:8 NLT

Unfailing Love
“How priceless is Your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.”
Psalm 36:7 NIV

Unlimited Love
“For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced—beyond any doubt]
that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nor things present and threatening, nor things to come,
nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing,
will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:38-39 AMP

V

Victorious Love
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.”
Romans 16:20 NIV

W

Willing Love
“No one can take My life from Me.
I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have
the authority to lay it down when I want to
and also to take it up again.
For this is what My Father has commanded.”
John 10:18 NLT

X

eXemplary Love
“Beloved, if God so loved us [in this incredible way],
we also ought to love one another.”
1 John 4:11 AMP

“Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV

eXtravagant Love
“He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased
our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins.
He has showered His kindness on us,
along with all wisdom and understanding.”
Ephesians 1:7-8 NLT

Y

Yearning Love
“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
therefore He will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for Him!”
Isaiah 30:18 NIV

Z

Zealous Love
“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world,
that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son,
so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior]
shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
John 3:16 AMP

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