Life Together: Love One Another (1 John 3:11; 4:7-11)


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Jesus shows us that real love is costly. We love one another this way because He first loved us this way.

The message was given on July 7, 2013 at New City Church in Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. For more info, go to

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Life Together: Love One Another (1 John 3:11; 4:7-11)

  1. 1. Today’s Scripture: 1 John 3-4 Pages 1022-1023 in our guest Bibles.
  2. 2. “We will recommend that our government NOT intervene as the risks are too high and ALL THAT IS HERE ARE HUMANS.”
  3. 3. Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax d. April 18th, 2010 Queens, NY
  4. 4. APATHY ap·a·thy  = a state of indifference lack of interest or concern “Meh. I could not care less.” default mode: ME
  5. 5. our default mode should be... “we” instead “me”
  6. 6. What would it look like if we were DEVOTED to one another ?
  7. 7. “LOVE ONE ANOTHER” 1 John 3-4
  8. 8. For this is the message that you 1 JOHN 3:11 have heard from the beginning, that we should LOVE ONE ANOTHER...
  9. 9. Beloved, let us LOVE ONE 1 JOHN 4:7-8 ANOTHER, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born who does not love does not know of God and knows God. Anyone God, because GOD IS LOVE....
  10. 10. In this the LOVE of God was made 1 JOHN 4:9 manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him....
  11. 11. For God so LOVED the world that he GAVE his only Son, that whoever believes in him might not perish but have eternal life. ~ Jesus of Nazareth Gospel of John, 3:16
  12. 12. In this is love, not that we loved 1 JOHN 4:10 God but that HE LOVED US and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins....
  13. 13. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die--but God shows his LOVE for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ The Apostle Paul Romans 5:7-8
  14. 14. Beloved, if God so loved us, we 1 JOHN 4:11 also OUGHT to LOVE ONE ANOTHER....
  15. 15. ~ Jesus of Nazareth Gospel of John 13:34 A NEW command I give to you, that you love one another...
  16. 16. A NEW command I give to you, that you love one another: JUST AS I loved you, YOU ALSO are to love one another. ~ Jesus of Nazareth Gospel of John 13:34
  17. 17. We LOVE one another this way because He first LOVED us this way. [ REAL LOVE is COSTLY ]
  18. 18. 1 Stir your LONGINGS for things to be DIFFERENT Image: Andreas Levers
  19. 19. Now concerning brotherly LOVE, you have no need of anyone to write you for you yourselves have been taught by God to LOVE ONE ANOTHER. But we urge you, brothers, to do this MORE and MORE. The Apostle Paul 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10
  20. 20. 2 Courageously diagnose the problem hint: it’s you & me( ) image: Jana Blašková
  21. 21. “Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another EARNESTLY from a pure heart.” The Apostle Peter 1 Peter 1:22
  22. 22. “...EARNESTLY...” image: Jean Pierre Belot
  23. 23. 3 Plug in to the Power Source image: Juniperimages
  24. 24. God gives you commands you cannot keep SO THAT you may know what you ought to ask of him. Augustine (354-430)
  25. 25. 4 Participate in the Dress Rehearsal image: Tracy Whiteside
  26. 26. “…the paradise of love, where everything is filled with love, and EVERYTHING CONSPIRES to promote and kindle it, and keep up its flame, and nothing ever interrupts it….” Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) “Heaven: A World of Love”
  27. 27. 5 Leave your mark on the world-- this week! image: Thomas Guignard
  28. 28. By this we know LOVE, that he laid down his life for us, and we OUGHT to lay down our lives for our brothers. The Apostle John 1 John 3:16
  29. 29. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, IF you have love for one another. Jesus of Nazareth The Gospel of John, 13:35
  30. 30. Thomas Guignard: Andreas Levers: flickr images courtesy of: other: Juniperimages / 87786020 Jana Blašková / 153806355 Whiteside / 89143282 Jean Pierre Belot: