True Love Part 5 “True Love and My Brother”
True Love and My Brother
Though we don’t _____________ true love by getting it “___________”; we can’t afford to get it “_____________.”
John is giving us some ____________ and ___________ pictures of true love.
Before: Life _______________ Jesus:
After: True love _____________ Jesus.
True love for my _________________ indicates true love from _____________.
1 John 3:10-15
10 This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.
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11 For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 12 Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. 13 Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters,[a] if the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death. 15 Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
If I don’t love my ______________, I am not a _____________ of God.
John is just ________________ the words of Jesus.
21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,[a] and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister[b][c] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’[d] is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you,
The wrong question: “What did you do to your brother?”
The right question: “What do you ____________ to do to your brother?”
The wrong question is a matter of the _____________.
The right question is a matter of _______________.
True love comes from a __________________ with God.
The follower of Jesus takes the love God has _______________ in him and ________________ it to others.
True love for a brother involves ________________.
1 John 3:16-24
16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
19 This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: 20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God 22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
The first example of love in action is _____________.
Followers of Jesus _____________ in true love regardless of the _____________ they get from others.
Regardless of the response we get from others, we always get a ______________ from God.
- _________________ (vs 19) This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence
- ________________ prayer (vs 22) and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him
- ________________ in God (vs 24) The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
- What difference could we make in ______________ County if Buffalo Valley was _______________ in love for our brother?