Does The Bible Say Jesus Loves Me?

Q.  My daughter who is a teacher heard a student say to another student, “Jesus loves you.”   The other student answered, “Where does it say in the Bible that Jesus loves me?  Not that God loves us, but JESUS said he loves us?”  The first student did not have an answer.  What would you say?

A.  The actual phrase “Jesus loves me” cannot be found in the Bible but there is ample evidence that this is so, both in word and deed. For example in John 13:34 Jesus said, “As I have loved you, you must love one another” and in John 15:9  He said, “As the Father has loved me so have I loved you.”  In John 15:13 we read “Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”  While He spoke these words to His disciples, it’s clear He was speaking through them to us.

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