Hear-Highlights, Explanations, Applications and Responses on the Love of God
1 John 3:18
INTRODUCTION: We are called by King Jesus to ''make disciples.'' Our ultimate goal is to make disciples that make disciples. In order for that to happen there must be a genuine seriousness about HEAR.
1 John 3:18 ''My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.''
This passage was a memory verse a few weeks back. The aged Apostle knew that we must move from talk to obeying truth.
I want to give one highlight from an 8 message series and give an overview of what must happen in our individual lives in order to become a disciple that is moving toward making disciples.
GOD IS LOVE AND YET HE DOES NOT FORCE HIMSELF ON ANYONE
1 JOHN 4:7-8 ''Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.''
Defining God's Love transitions to manifesting of God's love.
''To understand love correctly, we must see that love originates as a noun that necessarily produces verbs''. Jon Bloom
When I was saved by the Spirit of God, I knew that Jesus Christ did not come only to teach, He came to make me what He teaches I should be.
''THE NATURE OF CHRISTIAN LOVE IS THAT IT ACTS, IT GIVES, IT EXPRESSES ITSELF TOWARD OTHERS'' 1 JOHN 4:7
Martin Lloyd Jones
One word is used, love (agape). It expresses itself in 3 directions.
God's love for us.
Our love for God.
Our love for one another.
Our love for God is fulfilled when we love others.
1 John 4:7 ''Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.''
''Love is not like other subjects. It cannot be understood and then practiced. It can only be understood by practice.'' David L. Allen
The presence of God in our lives is an evidence of salvation.
GOD IS THE SOURCE OF LOVE - 1 JOHN 4:7
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