The New Commandment

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John writes of a new commandment which, most likely, to love one another. It is our love for one another that demonstrates the reality of our relationship with God and our brethren. This love is true …

John writes of a new commandment which, most likely, to love one another. It is our love for one another that demonstrates the reality of our relationship with God and our brethren. This love is true when we think and act as Jesus did and is shown in what we do for one another.

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  • 1. The New Commandment 1 John 2.7-11, CB NT p. 420
  • 2. WHY DID JOSEPH’S BROTHERS HATE HIM?
  • 3. they hated him andcould not speakpeacefully to him
  • 4. So they hated him even more forhis dreams and for his words.
  • 5. And his brothers were jealous of him
  • 6. Let uskill him
  • 7. WHY DID JOSEPH’S BROTHER’S HATE HIM?
  • 8. Hatred is easy to seesometimes.
  • 9. Hatred destroys joy.
  • 10. The New Commandment
  • 11. An Old Commandment
  • 12. An Old Commandment“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”Matthew 22:36, CB NT p. 44
  • 13. An Old Commandment“You shall love the Lord your God with allyour heart and with all your soul and with allyour mind. This is the great and firstcommandment.”Matthew 22:37-38, CB NT p. 44
  • 14. An Old CommandmentAnd a second is like it: You shall loveyour neighbor as yourself.Matthew 22:39, CB NT p. 44
  • 15. An Old CommandmentOn these two commandments dependall the Law and the Prophets.”Matthew 22:40, CB NT p. 44
  • 16. A NEW CommandmentA new commandment I give to you, that you loveone another: just as I have loved you, you alsoare to love one another.By this all people willknow that you are mydisciples, if you havelove for one another.”John 13:34-35, CB NT p. 191
  • 17. LOVE ONE ANOTHER
  • 18. LOVE ONE ANOTHER TRUE!
  • 19. LOVE ONE ANOTHER TRUE!in Him
  • 20. LOVE ONE ANOTHER TRUE! in Him•darkness is passing away
  • 21. LOVE ONE ANOTHER TRUE! in Him•darkness is passing away•true light is already shining
  • 22. LOVE ONE ANOTHER TRUE! in Him in you•darkness is passing away•true light is already shining
  • 23. LOVE ONE ANOTHER TRUE! in Him in you }•darkness is passing away Walk as He walked!•true light is already shining
  • 24. LOVE ONE ANOTHER TRUE! in Him in you }•darkness is passing away Walk as He walked!•true light is already shining “You are the light of the world”
  • 25. Why Does It Matter?
  • 26. Do you Do you LOVE HATEyour brother? your brother?
  • 27. Do you Do you LOVE HATE your brother? your brother?Abide in the lightNo cause for stumbling
  • 28. Do you Do you LOVE HATE your brother? your brother?Abide in the light In the darknessNo cause for stumbling Walks in the darkness Doesn’t know where he is going: BLINDED
  • 29. How do I know if I love (or hate) my brother?
  • 30. Common Scale of “Hate to Love”Hate Dislike Apathy Acquainted Tolerate Like Love
  • 31. Common Scale of “Hate to Love”Hate Dislike Apathy Acquainted Tolerate Like Love
  • 32. Common Scale of “Hate to Love”Hate Dislike Apathy Acquainted Tolerate Like Love Scale of “Hate to Love” in John Hate Love
  • 33. Scale of “Hate to Love” in John Hate Love Is your light shining?
  • 34. Scale of “Hate to Love” in John Hate Love Is your light shining? What are you DOING?
  • 35. Hatred is easy to seesometimes... BUT sometimes it is cleverly hidden!
  • 36. The New Commandment LOVE ONE ANOTHER
  • 37. Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?
  • 38. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Joseph with coat: http://www.dsmedia.org/images/rg/01/01_Ge_37_01_RG.jpgJoseph dream1: http://www.dsmedia.org/images/rg/01/01_Ge_37_03_RG.jpgJoseph’s angry brothers: http://www.dsmedia.org/images/rg/01/01_Ge_37_04_RG.jpgJoseph dream2: http://www.dsmedia.org/images/rg/01/01_Ge_37_05_RG.jpgJacob rebukes Joseph: http://www.dsmedia.org/images/rg/01/01_Ge_37_06_RG.jpgJoseph’s brother’s conspire: http://www.dsmedia.org/images/rg/01/01_Ge_37_12_RG.jpgJoseph in a pit: http://www.dsmedia.org/images/rg/01/01_Ge_37_16_RG.jpgTongue sticking out: iStock_000002736830Hide face: by hotblack: http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/189364Bible: iStock_000003726296Moses with commandments: http://www.dsmedia.org/images/rg/02/02_Ex_20_01_RG.jpgBoys back to back: iStock_000006021539
  • 39. Full Joy: 1 John Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart 6 January, 2012#07 www.churchofchristmiranda.com The New Commandment 1 John 2.7-11 Synopsis: John writes of a new commandment which, most likely, to love one another. It is our love for one another that demonstrates the reality of our relationship with God and our brethren. This love is true when we think and act as Jesus did and is shown in what we do for one another. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”