Jesus Love – The Greatest Love of All

Jesus Love – also called the Love of Jesus or the Love of Christ – is a reference to the love that Jesus showed to all mankind during his life on Earth. In the Christian faith, it can also refer to the love that believers have for Jesus or the Christian love that believers show to others.

Love is a key part of the Christian faith and Jesus Christ served as an example to the world of how love should be received and shown to others. An example of this love is described in one of the most well known Bible scriptures, John 3:16.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16 New International Version (NIV)

What is Jesus Love?

Jesus Love is the purest love known to man. It is a central element of Christian belief and theology, which teaches that Jesus Christ died on the cross for the forgiveness of sin. John 15:13 describes such a pure and unfiltered love:

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

John 15:13 New International Version (NIV)

What Does the Bible Say About Jesus Love?

In the letters written by Apostle Paul to the Ephesians, he explains that God the Father initiated the work of salvation through Christ, who willingly sacrificed himself based on his love and obedience to the Father.

Loving Christ is a necessary element to fully knowing Christ, as explained in Ephesians 3:17-19. And Ephesians 5:25 states “Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it”. The following Bible scriptures further describe the Love of Jesus:

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. – Deuteronomy 7:9

How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
    People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. – Psalm 36:7

You, Lord, are forgiving and good,
    abounding in love to all who call to you. – Psalm 86:5

Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever. – Psalm 136:26

The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.” – Zephaniah 3:17

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other. – John 15:9-17

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 13:4-8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8

through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. – Romans 5:2-5

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:37-39

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. – Ephesians 2:4-5

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. – 1 John 3:1

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. – 1 John 4:7-8

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. – 1 John 4:9-11


Jesus Showed Us How to Love Others

Jesus Healed the Sick in Love

During Jesus’ life on Earth, he performed acts of healing upon the sick. He showed tremendous love for those who were rendered helpless by disease. Although many illnesses and afflictions were considered plagues and curses, Jesus still demonstrated his love through his healing power.

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Matthew 14:14 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Fed the Hungry in Love

In one of the most well known Biblical miracles, Jesus took two fish and five loaves of bread and fed the hungry masses.

Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people;they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”

Matthew 15:32 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Cast Out Demons in Love

People in the Bible who were possessed by demonic forces were outcasts of society. However, when Jesus encountered them, he showed them loved and compassion. He expelled their demons and set them free.

When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.

Matthew 8:16 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Sacrificed His Life Out of Love for Mankind

By giving up his Earthly life on the cross at Calvary, Jesus showed the ultimate love, not only for Christians but for all of mankind. Through his sacrifice, he provided us all with deliverance and a pathway to spend eternity with God.

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