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New                Testament                  Vistas1 John 4:7-11
LOVE ONE ANOTHER    1 John 4:7-8
1 John 4:7-8   Dear friends, let us love oneanother, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been  born of God an...
Matthew 22:37-40   “‘Love the Lord your God with all your  heart and with all your soul and with allyour mind. ’ 38 This i...
1 Corinthians 13:13  And now these threeremain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest    of these is love.
World’s watered down definition    Sentimentality           Good feelings                “Till love does                  ...
Hebrews 12:5-6  And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you assons: “My son, do not make light of...
Church does the same thing   We love        Sin clouds• The loveable   • Our  & likeable       perception• But not the    ...
LOVE IS DEFINED BY GOD      1 John 4:9-10
1 John 4:9 This is how God showedhis love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might      live th...
Love is defined by God’s action  John 3:16 “For God  so loved the world                         1 John 3:16 “This is that ...
1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we  loved God, but that heloved us and sent his Sonas an atoning sacrifice for         ...
Romans 3:25-26      God presented him as a sacrifice ofatonement, through faith in his blood. He didthis to demonstrate hi...
Hebrews 9:5, 11, 15   Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory,overshadowing the atonement cover. … 11 WhenChrist came...
1 John 3:16-18   This is how we know what love is: JesusChrist laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our liv...
LOVE AS GOD LOVES    1 John 4:11
1 John 4:11Dear friends, sinceGod so loved us, we also ought to love    one another.
Love begins with God  1 John 3:1 How  great is the love   the Father has                        1 John 4:19 Welavished on ...
A command, not a suggestion If we do not love, we    do not know God• 1 John 4:8 Whoever  does not love does  not know God...
A command, not a suggestion                           If we do not know If we do not love, we                          God...
God’s love flowing through us means               1 John 5:2-3 This is how we know     We are    that we love the children...
God’s love flowing through us means                      We love      We are                        our     obedient      ...
God’s love flowing through us means                     We love     We are                           We don’t             ...
God’s love flowing through us means                 We love     We are                       We don’t                   ou...
For John all is black and white                 Your father       Satan                        God                 You wal...
Life isn’t always black and white   1 John 1:8-10 If we claim to be without sin,   we deceive ourselves and the truth is n...
WHAT CAN WE UNDERSTAND?  God’s love must flow through us!
What can we understand?  It is not easy
What can we understand?                   Don’t water  It is not easy                    it down
What can we understand?                             Don’t water  It is not easy                              it down      ...
WHAT IS AT STAKE?The success of the gospel!
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120708 nt vistas 25 the litmus test of love 1 john

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Lesson 25 of 26 in a series of New Testament Vistas. This sermon on 1 John was presented July 8, 2012, at Palm Desert Church of Christ by Dale Wells.

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120708 nt vistas 25 the litmus test of love 1 john

  1. 1. New Testament Vistas1 John 4:7-11
  2. 2. LOVE ONE ANOTHER 1 John 4:7-8
  3. 3. 1 John 4:7-8 Dear friends, let us love oneanother, 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.
  4. 4. Matthew 22:37-40 “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with allyour mind. ’ 38 This is the first and greatestcommandment. 39 And the second is like it:‘Love your neighbor as yourself. ’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
  5. 5. 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these threeremain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
  6. 6. World’s watered down definition Sentimentality Good feelings “Till love does us part”
  7. 7. Hebrews 12:5-6 And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you assons: “My son, do not make light of theLord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.”
  8. 8. Church does the same thing We love Sin clouds• The loveable • Our & likeable perception• But not the • Our unlovely judgment
  9. 9. LOVE IS DEFINED BY GOD 1 John 4:9-10
  10. 10. 1 John 4:9 This is how God showedhis love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
  11. 11. Love is defined by God’s action John 3:16 “For God so loved the world 1 John 3:16 “This is that he gave his one how we know what and only Son, that love is: Jesus Christ whoever believes in laid down his life for him shall not perish us.” but have eternal life.
  12. 12. 1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that heloved us and sent his Sonas an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
  13. 13. Romans 3:25-26 God presented him as a sacrifice ofatonement, through faith in his blood. He didthis to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished – 26 he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
  14. 14. Hebrews 9:5, 11, 15 Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory,overshadowing the atonement cover. … 11 WhenChrist came as high priest … he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made ... 15 … Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance – now that he has died as a ransom to set them freefrom the sins committed under the first covenant.
  15. 15. 1 John 3:16-18 This is how we know what love is: JesusChrist 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.
  16. 16. LOVE AS GOD LOVES 1 John 4:11
  17. 17. 1 John 4:11Dear friends, sinceGod so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
  18. 18. Love begins with God 1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has 1 John 4:19 Welavished on us, that love because hewe should be called first loved us. children of God! And that is what we are!
  19. 19. A command, not a suggestion If we do not love, we do not know God• 1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
  20. 20. A command, not a suggestion If we do not know If we do not love, we God, we do not have do not know God eternal life• 1 John 4:8 Whoever • John 17:3 Now this is does not love does eternal life: that they not know God, may know you, the because God is love. only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
  21. 21. God’s love flowing through us means 1 John 5:2-3 This is how we know We are that we love the children of God: obedient by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3 This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome
  22. 22. God’s love flowing through us means We love We are our obedient brothers 1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death.
  23. 23. God’s love flowing through us means We love We are We don’t our obedient live in sin brothers 1 John 3:9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.
  24. 24. God’s love flowing through us means We love We are We don’t our obedient live in sin brothers 1 John 2: 15 Do not love the world We don’t love the or anything in the world. If anyone world loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
  25. 25. For John all is black and white Your father Satan God You walk in Darkness Light Your brother Hate Love You love World Will of God You practice Sin Righteousness
  26. 26. Life isn’t always black and white 1 John 1:8-10 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.
  27. 27. WHAT CAN WE UNDERSTAND? God’s love must flow through us!
  28. 28. What can we understand? It is not easy
  29. 29. What can we understand? Don’t water It is not easy it down
  30. 30. What can we understand? Don’t water It is not easy it down Do you really love others?
  31. 31. WHAT IS AT STAKE?The success of the gospel!

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