1 John 4v6 21 What Is Love

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  • Truth-based (1 John 4:6) We = the apostles – those ‘posted’ by God the Son Spirit of falsehood = non-apostolic Spirit of truth = apostolic (i.e. NT-based)
  • Carlo – Captain Corelli
  • 6. Y&X (19-21,12) God’s initiative (19) Our inevitable response (12) – “This is a gifted response…” (Redman) No Y without X (20,21)
  • True love can’t be based on a lie Eros I love you and want to sleep with you, but marriage is just a piece of paper (“Love does not delight in evil”) Agape I love God my way, you love God your way, even though Jesus said He was the only way (“Love rejoices in the truth”) Philio I love you as my friend, but only as long as you love me the same way (“Love never fails…always perseveres…keeps no record of wrongs”) Love that isn’t rooted in God isn’t love The greatest expression of love is sacrifice God’s Triunity is the key to love More of God’s love received, less fear Impossible to love God and hate a person
  • 1 John 4v6 21 What Is Love

    1. 1. What is… Royal Holloway Regenerate CU 04/02/10 Neil Richardson 1 John 4:6-21
    2. 2. Love is… <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>God-born </li></ul><ul><li>Sacrificial </li></ul><ul><li>Trinitarian </li></ul><ul><li>Fearless </li></ul><ul><li>Y&X </li></ul><ul><li>Some implications </li></ul>
    3. 3. Cubic zirconia
    4. 5. Love is… <ul><li>True (1 John 4:6) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We = the apostles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spirit of falsehood = non-apostolic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spirit of truth = apostolic (NT) </li></ul></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>Then the rainstorm came over me And I felt my spirit break. I had lost all of my belief, you see And realised my mistake. But time threw a prayer to me And all around me, it came still. I need love, love’s divine. Please forgive me now, I see that I've been blind Give me love, love is what I need to help me Know my name </li></ul>
    6. 7. Love is… <ul><li>2. God-born (7,8) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True love = divine (7a) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God’s love REGENERATEs (7b) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loving = knowing God (8) </li></ul></ul>
    7. 10. Love is… <ul><li>3. Sacrificial (9-12) </li></ul><ul><li>Incarnation: Manger = God’s love (9) </li></ul><ul><li>Substitution: Cross = God’s love (10) </li></ul><ul><li>Imitation (11) </li></ul><ul><li>Love of God>>Love of people (12) </li></ul>
    8. 11. Love is… <ul><li>4. Trinitarian </li></ul><ul><li>Indwelling God confirms spiritual life (13) </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit testifies Father has sent Son (14,15) </li></ul><ul><li>Relying on Trinity = knowing love (16) </li></ul>Son saves & sends.. Spirit indwells & testifies… Father loves & sends… God is love
    9. 13. Love is… <ul><li>5. Fearless </li></ul><ul><li>Judgment Day is scary (17) </li></ul><ul><li>Love like God = Are like God > No fear (17) </li></ul><ul><li>Love & fear cannot co-exist (18) </li></ul>
    10. 15. Love is… <ul><li>6. Y&X (19-21,12) </li></ul><ul><li>God’s initiative (19) </li></ul><ul><li>Our inevitable response (12) </li></ul><ul><li>No Y without X (20,21) </li></ul>
    11. 16. Some implications <ul><li>True love can’t be based on a lie </li></ul><ul><li>Love that isn’t God-born isn’t love </li></ul><ul><li>The greatest expression of love is sacrifice </li></ul><ul><li>God’s Triunity is the key to love </li></ul><ul><li>More of God’s love received, less fear </li></ul><ul><li>Impossible to love God and hate a person </li></ul>

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