1 john 3

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The 3rd Message in Tapestry's message series on the First Epistle of John.

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1 john 3

  1. 1. 3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:6 Whoever claims 1 John 2:3-11
  2. 2. to live in him must live as Jesus did. 7 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. 8 Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the 1 John 2:3-11
  3. 3. true light is already shining. 9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. 10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. 11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and 1 John 2:3-11
  4. 4. walks around in the darkness.They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them. 1 John 2:3-11
  5. 5. “If we claim”
  6. 6. Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. 1 John 2:6
  7. 7. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
  8. 8. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35
  9. 9. 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “„Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind‟; and, „Love your neighbor as yourself.‟”. Luke 10:26-27
  10. 10. But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Luke 10:29
  11. 11. Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” Luke 10:37b
  12. 12. G.K. Chesterton 1874-1936 “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”
  13. 13. Tapestry dreams of being a group where faith effects more than just Sundays. Tapestry dreams of being a group that does meaningful things. Tapestry dreams of being a group that loves greatly.

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