Jesus' command of love became a central part of the apostolic teaching, showing up in all the gospels, in Acts, in all the epistles, and, in certain ways, even Revelation.
1 Peter 3: Repay Evil With Good
Peter had just finished teaching on all areas of life. Now he summarized the principles of living in community according to God's commands.
Minor Prophets: Malachi, Bad Attitude
After the prophet had delivered God’s message of love, he now took the priests to task who were polluting God’s altar and God’s table with blemished sacrifices.
James: The Implanted Seed
The third way James teaches that faith grows is by believing the word of God, in faith and expressing God’s word in actions
Minor Prophets: Zechariah, Vision Six
So far, you and I have read through five of those visions together, giving messages of reassurance and revealing God’s nature of mercy. The last three visions have a darker side, for they display God’s judgement against all that is wrong, corrupted, and evil—God’s disposition against the seriousness of sin.
Gospel of John: Agape
Emotional connection with God provides us with distinctive insights into God which cannot be gained any other way. But in order to anchor that truth into our real lives, we need to live it out. Something goes seriously wrong with our capacity to absorb or even understand Scripture if we do not live it, but just study it.