AmyBorn 16 December 1867
4 Golden GlobeAwards fori. Best Actress -     Drama Film,ii. Best Director -Film,iii. Best Screenplay -     Motion Picture...
1 John 3:11-2411 This is the message you heard from the   beginning: We should love one another.12 Do not be like Cain, wh...
1 John 3:11-2415 Anyone who hates his brother is a  murderer, and you know that no murderer  has eternal life in him.16 Th...
1 John 3:11-2419 This then is how we know that we  belong to the truth, and how we set our  hearts at rest in his presence...
1 John 3:11-2423 And this is his command: to believe in  the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and  to love one another as he...
1 John : Summary3 L’s of 1 JohnGod is ...  LIGHT         (6)  LOVE         (46)  LIFE         (18)
1 John - RecapGod is LIGHT1 John 1:5 “God is light”Light is a symbol of Purity / HolinessLight also Reveals ....  –our ...
1 John 4:7-5:3God is LOVE• 1 John 4:8, 16    “God is love” What does that mean ?? God = Love OR Love = God ??
StrangersHeartbreak                           FriendsBoyfriend/                Best FriendsGirlfriend              ‘In Love’
1 John 4:7-5:3God is LOVE• 1 John 4:8, 16    “God is love” What does that mean ?? God = Love OR Love = God ?? “Love doe...
1 John 4:7-5:3
1 John 4:7-87 Dear friends, let us love one another, for  love comes from God. Everyone who loves  has been born of God an...
“GOD IS LOVE”Not just a statement of doctrine in the Bible ?It is much more than that :    –An eternal fact    –Clearly de...
1 John 4:9-109 This is how God showed his love among us: He  SENT HIS ONE AND ONLY SON INTO THE  WORLD that we might live ...
HEShows LOVE
1 John 4:9-109 This is how God showed his love among us:   He sent his one and only Son into the world   THAT WE MIGHT LIV...
WeReceive LOVE
1 John 4:1111 Dear friends, since God so loved us,  we also ought to love one another.We love others ...  Consequence of ...
1 John 4:12-1612 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one   another, God lives in us and his love is made complete   i...
1 John 4:12-16He CHOOSE to live in us ...He gives the INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIT  AS A SIGN of Him living in us.1 Cor 6:19 D...
WeShowLOVE
Summary :God is LoveGod SHOWS His love for usWe RECEIVE God’s LoveGod comes & dwells within usHoly Spirit’s Presence...
The Drama of Life
Is It Possible ?1 John 3:16-1816 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ  laid down his life for us. And we ought t...
"Rev. and Dear Sir: I have                            often been struck with the                             beauty of the...
Is It Possible ?1 John 3:17If anyonehas material possessionsand sees his brother in needbut has no pity on him,how can the...
Amy Carmichael:• Young Indian temple  children• When asked what drew  them to Amy,• “It was love. Amma (Amy)  loved us.”  ...
Amy Carmichael:• Amy when asked : "What  is missionary life like?"• Her reply, "Missionary  life is simply a chance to  di...
John 13:34-3534 "A new command I give you:  Love one another. As I have loved  you, so you must love one  another.35 By th...
Mark 12:30-31     30 “Love the Lord your God with all        your heart and with all your soul        and with all your mi...
1 John 4:12, 1712 No one has ever seen God; but if we  love one another, God lives in us and his  love is made complete i...
 COMPLETE
1 John 4:1717 In this way, love is made complete  among us...  so that we will have CONFIDENCE ON  THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, be...
 COMPLETE CONFIDENCE
1 John 4:18-1918 There is no fear in love. But  perfect love drives out fear,  because fear has to do with  punishment. Th...
1 John 4:20-2120 If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his  brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not  love his bro...
   COMPLETE   CONFIDENCE PEACE :  WITHIN  WITHOUT
Standard Vs Optional
BENEFIT                PRIVILEGE• Coming & Accepting • Being a Disciple  what God has done • Cont. to Experience  for us  ...
“If” by Amy Carmichael• If I have no compassion on my  fellow servant, even as my Lord  had pity on me, then I know  nothi...
• If I can enjoy a joke at the expense of  another; if I can in any way slight  another in conversation, or even in  thoug...
• If I put my own good  name before the other’s  highest good, then I  know nothing of Calvary  love.• If I myself dominat...
• If I say, "Yes, I forgive, but I cannot  forget," as though the God, who  twice a day washes all the sands on  all the s...
Today I want to be a beneficiary of God’s Amazing Love for me.I am already a beneficiary of God’s Love –     Help me to ...
God's Love Story 1 John 3&4
God's Love Story 1 John 3&4
God's Love Story 1 John 3&4
God's Love Story 1 John 3&4
God's Love Story 1 John 3&4
God's Love Story 1 John 3&4
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God's Love Story 1 John 3&4

  1. 1. AmyBorn 16 December 1867
  2. 2. 4 Golden GlobeAwards fori. Best Actress - Drama Film,ii. Best Director -Film,iii. Best Screenplay - Motion Picture,iv. Best Drama Film1 Academy Award forOriginal Music Score
  3. 3. 1 John 3:11-2411 This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.12 Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brothers were righteous.13 Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death.
  4. 4. 1 John 3:11-2415 Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
  5. 5. 1 John 3:11-2419 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence20 whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.
  6. 6. 1 John 3:11-2423 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.24 Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
  7. 7. 1 John : Summary3 L’s of 1 JohnGod is ... LIGHT (6) LOVE (46) LIFE (18)
  8. 8. 1 John - RecapGod is LIGHT1 John 1:5 “God is light”Light is a symbol of Purity / HolinessLight also Reveals .... –our true self “Knowing & Making Known” –the ways of the world “The Christian and the World” –false teachers and teachings : “Do Not Drink the Kool Aid”
  9. 9. 1 John 4:7-5:3God is LOVE• 1 John 4:8, 16 “God is love” What does that mean ?? God = Love OR Love = God ??
  10. 10. StrangersHeartbreak FriendsBoyfriend/ Best FriendsGirlfriend ‘In Love’
  11. 11. 1 John 4:7-5:3God is LOVE• 1 John 4:8, 16 “God is love” What does that mean ?? God = Love OR Love = God ?? “Love does not define God, but God defines Love.”
  12. 12. 1 John 4:7-5:3
  13. 13. 1 John 4:7-87 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.Love comes from GodLove BEGINS with GodLove BEGINS from GodGOD IS LOVE
  14. 14. “GOD IS LOVE”Not just a statement of doctrine in the Bible ?It is much more than that : –An eternal fact –Clearly demonstrated at Calvary –God has done something for us –God is saying something to us –& God is still DOING & SAYING ...
  15. 15. 1 John 4:9-109 This is how God showed his love among us: He SENT HIS ONE AND ONLY SON INTO THE WORLD that we might live through him.10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and SENT HIS SON as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.GOD showed His LoveHe sent His Son - Jesus Christ, the best demonstration of God’s love...
  16. 16. HEShows LOVE
  17. 17. 1 John 4:9-109 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM.10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as AN ATONING SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS.We are to RECEIVE HIS LoveIn Receiving His Love – We have Salvation
  18. 18. WeReceive LOVE
  19. 19. 1 John 4:1111 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.We love others ... Consequence of God’s Love for us
  20. 20. 1 John 4:12-1612 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.13 We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
  21. 21. 1 John 4:12-16He CHOOSE to live in us ...He gives the INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIT AS A SIGN of Him living in us.1 Cor 6:19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?
  22. 22. WeShowLOVE
  23. 23. Summary :God is LoveGod SHOWS His love for usWe RECEIVE God’s LoveGod comes & dwells within usHoly Spirit’s PresenceWE ARE TO SHOW FORTH THE LOVE WE HAVE RECEIVED ...OUR LIFE MUST REFLECT THE GOD WITHIN
  24. 24. The Drama of Life
  25. 25. Is It Possible ?1 John 3:16-1816 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
  26. 26. "Rev. and Dear Sir: I have often been struck with the beauty of the passage of Scripture quoted in yourJohn letter,Wesley but I must confess that I never saw such a useful"Dear Sammy: ‘trust in ‘EXPOSITORY NOTE’ on itthe Lord, and do good; so before."shalt thou dwell in theland, and verily thou shaltbe fed.’Attached to the letter was£5 Samuel Bradburn
  27. 27. Is It Possible ?1 John 3:17If anyonehas material possessionsand sees his brother in needbut has no pity on him,how can the love of God be in him?
  28. 28. Amy Carmichael:• Young Indian temple children• When asked what drew them to Amy,• “It was love. Amma (Amy) loved us.” “You can give without lovingBut you cannot love without giving”
  29. 29. Amy Carmichael:• Amy when asked : "What is missionary life like?"• Her reply, "Missionary life is simply a chance to die.“ Her example as a missionary inspired others (including Jim & Elisabeth Elliot) to pursue a similar vocation
  30. 30. John 13:34-3534 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
  31. 31. Mark 12:30-31 30 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” 31 The second is this: “Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these."
  32. 32. 1 John 4:12, 1712 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. (his love is perfected in us ESV, NKJV)17 In this way, LOVE IS MADE COMPLETE AMONG US... COMPLETE or PERFECT ...
  33. 33.  COMPLETE
  34. 34. 1 John 4:1717 In this way, love is made complete among us... so that we will have CONFIDENCE ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, because in this world we are like him. CONFIDENCE
  35. 35.  COMPLETE CONFIDENCE
  36. 36. 1 John 4:18-1918 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.19 We love because he first loved us. PEACE WITHIN
  37. 37. 1 John 4:20-2120 If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.21 And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. PEACE WITHOUT
  38. 38.  COMPLETE CONFIDENCE PEACE :  WITHIN  WITHOUT
  39. 39. Standard Vs Optional
  40. 40. BENEFIT PRIVILEGE• Coming & Accepting • Being a Disciple what God has done • Cont. to Experience for us what God can do in us.• thus receiving – Fellowship & Relationship –Forgiveness – Leading & Guidance –Salvation – Being an Instrument –Sonship of God to love & touch others
  41. 41. “If” by Amy Carmichael• If I have no compassion on my fellow servant, even as my Lord had pity on me, then I know nothing of Calvary love.• If I can easily discuss the shortcomings and the sins of any; if I can speak in a casual way even of a child’s misdoings, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
  42. 42. • If I can enjoy a joke at the expense of another; if I can in any way slight another in conversation, or even in thought, then I know nothing of Calvary love.• If I can write an unkind letter, speak an unkind word, think an unkind thought without grief and shame, then I know nothing of Calvary love.“If” by Amy Carmichael
  43. 43. • If I put my own good name before the other’s highest good, then I know nothing of Calvary love.• If I myself dominate myself, if my thoughts revolve around myself, if I am so occupied with myself, then I know nothing of Calvary love.“If” by Amy Carmichael
  44. 44. • If I say, "Yes, I forgive, but I cannot forget," as though the God, who twice a day washes all the sands on all the shores of all the world, could not wash such memories from my mind, then I know nothing of Calvary love.• If souls can suffer alongside, and I hardly know it, because the spirit of discernment is not in me, then I know nothing of Calvary love.“If” by Amy Carmichael
  45. 45. Today I want to be a beneficiary of God’s Amazing Love for me.I am already a beneficiary of God’s Love – Help me to know my privileges as your child and live them out.I already know my benefits & privileges – Help me Lord to complete your “Love Story” by loving someone into your Kingdom,

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