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.
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.
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)
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.
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!"
Summary: Three wonderful blessings are promised in these verses to those that continue believing in Jesus and loving the brethren. These blessing are assurance in God's presence, answered prayers, & the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit.
Summary: We are taught here in John that we know that we have passed out of death into life because we love the brethren. Love of the brethren is a proof of sonship. People with a heart for God have a heart for people.