Love One Another

Jesus said it four times in one night, and even made it a commandment so the disciples would pay attention. They must have been listening because Paul, Peter and John say it a bunch of times in their letter, and Paul even writes a whole chapter just about what love is (1 Corinthians 13).

  1. John 13:34 “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other.”
  2. John 13:35 “Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
  3. John 15:12 “This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.”
  4. John 15:17 “This is my command: Love each other.”
  5. Romans 12:10Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”
  6. Romans 13:8 “Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.”
  7. Galatians 5:13 “For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.”
  8. 1 Thessalonians 3:12 “And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows.”
  9. 1 Thessalonians 4:9 “But we don’t need to write to you about the importance of loving each other, for God himself has taught you to love one another.”
  10. 1 Peter 1:22 “You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.”
  11. 1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each otherLove each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.”
  12. 1 Peter 4:8 “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”
  13. Hebrews 10:24 “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.”
  14. 1 John 2:7 “Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment for you; rather it is an old one you have had from the very beginning. This old commandment—to love one another—is the same message you heard before.”
  15. 1 John 3:11 “This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.”
  16. 1 John 3:23 “And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us.”
  17. 1 John 4:7 “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.”
  18. 2 John 1:5 “I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning.”
  19. 2 John 1:6Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.”