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Love is Like That

Love is Like That; First John


1.  Why John wrote:

  • 1 John 1:4 We write this to make our ___________ complete.  Tolstoy said, “Where God is there is true love.  Where God and love are there is ___________.”
  • 1 John 2:1 I write this to you so that you will not __________.
  • 1 John 2:12 I am writing to you because your sins have been forgiven on ________________.  

2.  What John wrote:
Commands: Five commands

  • 1 John 2:15 Do not love the world or the things of the world
  • 1 John 2:24 See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you
  • 1 John 2:28 Continue in Him
  • 1 John 3:11 We should love one another & 1 John 4:7-12
  • 1 John 4:1   Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God
  • 1 John 5:21  Keep yourselves from idols

3. How John wrote:

  • 1 John 2:5 This is how we know we are in Him - we must live as Jesus did
  • 1 John 2:18 This is how we know it is the last hour - crowds disappear; disciples remain
  • 1 John 3:10 This is how we know who the children of God are - do right and love our brothers and sisters
  • 1 John 3:19 This is how we know we belong to the truth - set our hearts at rest in His presence

4. Living what John wrote:

a. One of the most things you can do is love the members of your ___________ ___________.

b. One of the most spiritual things you can do is love the members of your ___________ family.

c. One of the most spiritual things you can do is ___________ people as ___________ loves people.

5. Conclusion: Keep yourself from idols

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