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Outline—1 John 4:7–20

  • Love defined (vv. 7, 8)
  • Love displayed (vv. 9–11)
  • Love has a design (v. 12)
  • Love is declared (v. 13–16)
  • Love delights God (vv. 17–20)

Take Home Points

  • God has promised us; we are to love others in the same way.
  • As we display real love to one another, God’s love is revealed to the world.
  • What do people know about God by watching you?
  • God’s love is a straight line, never wavering; if His love seems to change it is because in we wander off the path, in and out of his love.

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This subject will be continued next week. Here are the passages that are covered in this message:

  • 2 Peter 1:5–11
  • 1 John 4
  • John 21:15
  • Deuteronomy 7:6–8

Take Home Points

  • The Biblical meaning of love is complex; it isn’t what you see in the movies.
  • Agape love is a covenental relationship.
  • Love is a decision of commitment that informs the emotions.
  • God loves you because He chose to love you.
  • Being loved by God enables us to love others.
  • The greater you love, the greater love will be!

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Outline—2 Peter 1:4–10

  1. Faith’s characteristics (v. 4)
  2. Faith’s companions (vv. 5–7)
  3. Faith’s contrast (vv. 8, 9)
  4. Faith’s task (v. 10)

12 Ways To Be Sure You Are Saved (for more details on how to use these verses, read this blog post)

  • Am I walking in the light? Are my ways changing? (1 John 1:7)
  • Do I confess my sins to God? (1 John 1:9)
  • Do I keep His commandments? (1 John 2:3)
  • Do I love the other born-again believers? (1 John 2:10)
  • Am I continuing in the faith? (1 John 2:19)
  • Am I abiding in the Lord? Is sin becoming less desirable? (1 John 3:6)
  • Do I hate the things of the world—things that distract me from my relationship with God? (1 John 3:15)
  • Do I pray regularly? Is prayer part of my atmosphere? (1 John 3:22)
  • Am I a sucker for evil? (1 John 4:1-3)
  • Do I live in a spiritually fearful state? (1 John 4:18–19)
  • Am I a victor or a victim? Am I an overcomer or overcome? (1 John 5:4)
  • Am I sure I am born again because I know verses where God assures me of it? (1 John 5:13)

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