Sermon: June 7, 2020

Living in God’s Light in World of Grey: Thoughts on 1 John

Part 6:
“The Language of Love”
by Michael Lewis

June 7, 2020

Three Tests of Real Christianity in 1 John:

  • What they say about Jesus.
  • Whether they have a passion for walking in God’s light.
  • And by showing how they love.

1 John 4:7-21

1 John 4:8: “For God is Love…”

1 John’s message of love:

  1. God’s love shows.

Romans 5:8: “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us.”

  2. The love we are to love others with comes from God.

1 John 4:11: “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

1 John 4:13-15: ““We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.”

  3. God enables us to live the language of love.

He saved me from myself.

1 John 4:12: “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”

When you want to become more fluent in God’s language of love… start by returning to the cross.

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