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What is… Royal Holloway Regenerate CU 04/02/10 Neil Richardson 1 John 4:6-21
Love is… <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>God-born </li></ul><ul><li>Sacrificial </li></ul><ul><li>Trinitarian </li></ul><ul...
Cubic zirconia
 
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...
<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 m...
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 REG...
 
 
Love is… <ul><li>3. Sacrificial (9-12) </li></ul><ul><li>Incarnation: Manger = God’s love (9) </li></ul><ul><li>Substituti...
Love is… <ul><li>4. Trinitarian </li></ul><ul><li>Indwelling God confirms spiritual life (13) </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit tes...
 
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 >...
 
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) ...
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></u...
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1 John 4v6 21 What Is Love

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A talk given to Royal Holloway University of London students

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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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