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1 John 3 - NIV

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.

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 that person?

18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.


a. 1 John 3:13 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verse 16.

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Jordan Muck avatar
5 Certainties in the Christian Life
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Sep, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series on 1 John
Series: 1 John
Jordan Muck avatar
The Joy of Brotherly Love
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Sep, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series on 1 John
Series: 1 John
Scripture: 1 John 3:16-19
Views: 78
Troy Borst avatar
Confidence Before God
Shared by: Troy Borst on Aug, 2016
Summary: How can we have confidence before God?
Series: 1 John
Dave McFadden avatar
"What Lack Of Love Leads To"
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Aug, 2016
Summary: John tells us that a true child of God seeks to be gracious and generous.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 John 3:11-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,391
Troy Borst avatar
Children of God
Shared by: Troy Borst on Jul, 2016
Summary: This passage centers around one basic truth for people that believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. People that believe in God and in Jesus Christ are considered to be “children of God.” Focus on purity as God's children.
Series: 1 John
Christopher Benfield avatar
Putting our Love into Action
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: Our efforts for the Lord will be futile without love. We know the Bible commands that we love one another, and yet we fail to fully heed the command. Our world needs to experience love in action, not just in word.
Scripture: 1 John 3:11-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 197
Christopher Benfield avatar
Abiding in Christ
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: The ultimate goal of every believer should be Christ-likeness. The closer we walk with Him, growing in grace, the more like Him we become. In order to live victorious, fulfilling Christian lives, we must abide in Christ.
Scripture: 1 John 3:18-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 175
Matthew Kratz avatar
Children of the Resurrection
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on May, 2016
Summary: Children of the Resurrection are not marked by 1) Murder (1 John 3:12, 14), 2) Hatred (1 John 3:13, 15), and 3) Indifference toward other children of God (1 John 3:16–18).
Scripture: 1 John 3:11-18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 184
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
A Testimony of His Great Love
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Mar, 2016
Summary: In this sermon, “A Testimony of His Great Love,” we will speak of God, the incarnated Word; who lovingly laid down his life for us; that we might lay down our lives for the brethren. This lesson deals with faith, discipleship and brotherly love.
Kelly Durant avatar
Compassion: Without it you are Guilty of Hate
Shared by: Kelly Durant on Nov, 2015
Summary: Compassion is an essential element for a Christian. No compassion is equal to hate, which might be equal to murder.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Inhale And Exhale The Gospel
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2015
Summary: In the Christian life faith and works go together like inhaling and exhaling. Billy Graham stated it in these terms: Faith is taking the Gospel in; works is taking the Gospel out."
Davon Huss avatar
A Christian Is... A Brother and Sister
Shared by: Davon Huss on Aug, 2015
Summary: How does God want us to treat our brothers and sisters in Christ? (Material adapted from Bob Tinsky's book, A Christian Is... God's Answer to Man's Question, chapter 4, pgs. 55-65)
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
The Blueprint for Brotherly Love
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Jun, 2015
Summary: John gives us the blueprint to follow!
Series: 1 John
Greg Gordon avatar
Loving Others In The Body of Christ
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death. - 1 John 3:14 Jesus Christ has given us new life in the Good News of salvation in him. This new life exhibits certain attitudes and ...
Gerald Roberts avatar
"Love Lifted Me"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Apr, 2015
Summary: The sermon shares the world takes, Jesus gives, and love lifted me.
Scripture: 1 John 3:16-24
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 520
Jody VanSickle avatar
Love Others Because God Loves You
Shared by: Jody VanSickle on Apr, 2015
Summary: What can we learn from the love of Christ?
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Lay It Down"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Apr, 2015
Summary: We are called to lay down our lives for others.
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Single Commandment
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Apr, 2015
Summary: A two-pronged, present-continuous, commandment to love - set in its original context.
Daren Mitchell avatar
love that doesn't fail
Shared by: Daren Mitchell on Jun, 2014
Summary: This is why Jesus made a sacrifice for you and me. Because he really loves us. A love that doesn't fail is a love that sacrifices. The world has no idea what this real love is, because the world is selfish.
Davon Huss avatar
Providing care within the community
Shared by: Davon Huss on May, 2014
Summary: A sermon on physical and spiritual care in God's community, the church (Outline and material adapted from Daniel Overdorf's book, What the Bible Says About the Church: Rediscovering Community, chapter 3 Communally Responsible, pages 71- 79)
Pastor Jeff Hughes avatar
Loving the Brotherhood
Shared by: Pastor Jeff Hughes on Feb, 2014
Summary: The Seventh message in the Kindred United series, this message follows the principle that God is first, Family is second and the brethren are third. This message is based predominently upon 1 John 3.
Scripture: 1 John 3:4-17
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 936
Damian Phillips avatar
No Greater Love
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Feb, 2014
Summary: In America, Valentine’s is a day of love. It’s a day for remembering our vows of love made for each other, or perhaps pursuing a member of the opposite sex with flowers and candy. But what is love, really? I can assure you it's so much more than this!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 John 3:16-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,240
Scott Kircher avatar
Love Like Christ
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Dec, 2013
Summary: Christmas is a time that God showed us how much he loved us. Now He calls us to love other as He loved us. Let’s see some ways that God loved so we might learn to love like Christ!
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 1 John 3:16-18
Views: 5,567
David Owens avatar
Love is a Verb
Shared by: David Owens on Sep, 2013
Summary: In this sermon, we explore what love is and conclude that love is a decision and love is what we do.
Scripture: 1 John 3:16-18
Views: 1,101
Scott Bayles avatar
Real Love (3)
Shared by: Scott Bayles on Sep, 2013
Summary: Everyone loves love! We want to be loved and we want to give love. The problem is—our love is often lacking. This four-sermon series explores 1 John in order to discover a love that's truly worth having and giving: real love! PowerPoint available.
Series: Real Love
Scripture: 1 John 3:16-22
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 2,120
Mark A. Barber avatar
True Love
Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Aug, 2013
Summary: How can we be assured of our election? It is demonstrated in our love for God, then our brethren, then our neighbors, and finally to our enemies
David Rigg avatar
Who Cares?
Shared by: David Rigg on Jul, 2013
Summary: Here's a sermon urging your congregation to get involved in evangelism of the Lost.
Spencer Miller avatar
All Born Under The Same Sun
Shared by: Spencer Miller on Jul, 2013
Summary: The recent trial and acquital of neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman has us now asking questions of ourselves. Is Jim Crow really dead or in America today is he still alive?
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 1 John 3:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,024
John Lowe avatar
What the World Needs Now is Love
Shared by: John Lowe on Apr, 2013
Summary: One of our most basic needs is to be loved. The lyrics of a classic song reflect this worldwide longing—“What the world needs now is love, sweet love, and that’s the only thing there’s too little of.” God has met this need in Christ.
Scripture: 1 John 3:11-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,607
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
The Wow Factor!
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Apr, 2013
Summary: Now Glory is a word that contains much emotion and much wonder. It is often used when we experience something that has a Wow factor. Such as, "Oh what a glorious view!" or "That performance was glorious!"
based on 63 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 17,240