Heavenly Fatherís Great Love for You
PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753
Bob frequently presented our Creator
to A.A. pioneers as a God of love.
He said A.A.ís basic ideas came from
their study and effort in the Bible.
His wife Anne Smith often reminded
early AAs of the declarations in 1
John 4:8 and 1 John 4:16 that God
is love. She also stated in her journal
that the Bible was the main source
and that not a day should pass without
reading it. And here are some of the
verses which support and elaborate
upon what these two great founders
so often said concerning our Heavenly
Fatherís love for his kids..
John 3:16: For God so loved
the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting
Jhn 16:27 For the Father
himself loveth you, because ye have
loved me, and have believed that I
came out from God.
Jhn 17:23 I in them, and
thou in me, that they may be made
perfect in one; and that the world
may know that thou hast sent me, and
hast loved them, as thou hast loved
Rom 5:8 But God commendeth
his love toward us, in that, while
we were yet sinners, Christ died for
Rom 8:39 Nor height, nor
depth, nor any other creature, shall
be able to separate us from the love
of God, which is in Christ Jesus our
2Cr 13:11 Finally, brethren,
farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort,
be of one mind, live in peace; and
the God of love and peace shall be
Eph 2:4 But God, who is
rich in mercy, for his great love
wherewith he loved us,
2Th 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus
Christ himself, and God, even our
Father, which hath loved us, and hath
given [us] everlasting consolation
and good hope through grace,
Tts 3:4 But after that the
kindness and love of God our Saviour
toward man appeared,
1Jo 3:1 Behold, what manner
of love the Father hath bestowed upon
us, that we should be called the sons
of God: therefore the world knoweth
us not, because it knew him not.
1Jo 4:8 He that loveth not
knoweth not God; for God is love.
1Jo 4:9 In this was manifested
the love of God toward us, because
that God sent his only begotten Son
into the world, that we might live
1Jo 4:10 Herein is love,
not that we loved God, but that he
loved us, and sent his Son [to be]
the propitiation for our sins.
1Jo 4:11 Beloved, if God
so loved us, we ought also to love
1Jo 4:16 And we have known
and believed the love that God hath
to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth
in love dwelleth in God, and God in
1Jo 4:19 We love him, because
he first loved us.
Note: In A.A., I first heard
some of these verses quoted by the
great circuit speaker Eve as she spoke
at an A.A. Conference in Fresno, California.
© Dick B.