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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.
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.
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.
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.
1 John : Summary3 L’s of 1 JohnGod is ... LIGHT (6) LOVE (46) LIFE (18)
1 John - RecapGod is LIGHT1 John 1:5 “God is light”Light is a symbol of Purity / HolinessLight 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”
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 ??
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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.”
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 GodLove BEGINS with GodLove BEGINS from GodGOD IS LOVE
“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 ...
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 LoveHe sent His Son - Jesus Christ, the best demonstration of God’s 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 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 LoveIn Receiving His Love – We have Salvation
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
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.
1 John 4:12-16He 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?
Summary :God is LoveGod SHOWS His love for usWe RECEIVE God’s LoveGod comes & dwells within usHoly Spirit’s PresenceWE ARE TO SHOW FORTH THE LOVE WE HAVE RECEIVED ...OUR LIFE MUST REFLECT THE GOD WITHIN
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.
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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?
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”
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
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."
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."
1 John 4:12, 1712 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 ...
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
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
COMPLETE CONFIDENCE PEACE : WITHIN WITHOUT
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
“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.
• 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
• 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
• 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
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,