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1 John 4 - NIV

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.

14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.

15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.

16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.

18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

19 We love because he first loved us.

20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.

21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.




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Derrick Tuper avatar
What's Love Got To Do With It? (part four)
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Oct, 2016
Summary: During this series I’ve covered what love has to do with salvation, my relationship with God, my service for God and my relationships with others. In the next few weeks I’ll focus on what love has to do with overcoming fear, unforgiveness and the world.
Scripture: 1 John 4:13-18
Views: 428
Derrick Tuper avatar
What's Love Got To do With It?
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Sep, 2016
Summary: Tina Turner asked this question but she downplayed the significance of love; calling it a ‘second-hand emotion’ and a ‘sweet old-fashioned notion'. But for those who understand the true essence of love it means much more. What’s love got to do with it?
Scripture: 1 John 4:9-11
Views: 764
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
Who Am I Becoming? The Issue of Love
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Sep, 2016
Summary: When one gives their life to Jesus, should some things change in one's life?
Scripture: 1 John 4:9-12
Views: 235
Dave McFadden avatar
"Learning About Love"
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Sep, 2016
Summary: John speaks to us about the supreme value of love in the life of the child of God.
Scripture: 1 John 4:7-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 108
Dave McFadden avatar
"Growing In The Life Of Love"
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Sep, 2016
Summary: Spiritual maturity is tied directly to my learning to rely on God's love and relay God's love to others.
Scripture: 1 John 4:17-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 105
Jordan Muck avatar
Three Truths about God’s Love
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Sep, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series on 1 John
Series: 1 John
Scripture: 1 John 4:7-10
Views: 56
Jordan Muck avatar
The Response of Godly Love
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Sep, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series on 1 John
Series: 1 John
Scripture: 1 John 4:11-12
Views: 20
Jordan Muck avatar
Three Biblical Truths about Christ
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Sep, 2016
Summary: Sermon series on 1 John
Series: 1 John
Scripture: 1 John 4:13-16
Views: 31
Jordan Muck avatar
The Three Pillars of God’s Love
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Sep, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series on 1 John
Series: 1 John
Scripture: 1 John 4:17-18
Views: 71
Jordan Muck avatar
Three Truths about God’s Love that Move us to Love Others
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Sep, 2016
Summary: Sermon series on 1 John
Series: 1 John
Dave McFadden avatar
"Learning About Love"
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Sep, 2016
Summary: We are called to love others as God loves us.
Scripture: 1 John 4:7-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 203
Troy Borst avatar
The World Is Against You
Shared by: Troy Borst on Aug, 2016
Summary: Sermon adapting Little Red Riding Hood to talk about the power Christians have in overcoming the world which is against us.
Series: 1 John
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
I Will Never, Never, Never, Never, Never.
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: The theologian Adam Clarke notes that in the Greek there are no less than 5 five negatives in this short discourse. I will Never ... Never ... Never ... Never ... Never... leave you or forsake you.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
The Aqua Colored Film of Sin
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jul, 2016
Summary: Beloved, see others as Christs sees them. See others and yourself through his eyes. Allow him to remove the aqua colored film of sin and allow yourself and others to shine brightly in the light of the S-O-N.
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Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,552
Dean Courtier avatar
Sermon Outline - Unconditional Love
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Jul, 2016
Summary: Every single moment, whether awake or asleep, we all live under the canopy of the Lord’s wondrous, absolute love for us.
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Scripture: 1 John 4:7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 279
Christopher Benfield avatar
Love Lifted Me
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: Love is an essential character trait for the believer. The Lord loved us, so we are expected to love one another. This is easy preaching, but often a difficult practice. John reveals great truth regarding the love we should possess.
Scripture: 1 John 4:11-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 426
Christopher Benfield avatar
The Evidence of Godly Love
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: Love is a powerful force and motivator in our lives. Love compels us to act, affecting our lives and our behavior toward others. Love motivated Christ to bear our sin on the cross. Genuine love has the power to transform lives.
Scripture: 1 John 4:17-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 171
Christopher Benfield avatar
Defined and Delivered in Love
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: If only one word could be used to describe you or your church, what would it be? As believers, many Christian attributes come to mind, but love would rank at the top. The world needs to see a church defined by love.
Matthew Kratz avatar
The Litmus Test of Love
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Jun, 2016
Summary: 1) Perfect Love & the Character of God (1 Jn. 4:7–8), 2) Perfect Love & the Coming of Christ (1 Jn. 4:9–11), 3) Perfect Love & the Christian’s Claim of Faith (1 Jn. 4:12–16), 4) Perfect Love & the Christian’s Confidence in Judgment (1 Jn. 4:17-21).
Scripture: 1 John 4:7-21
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 295
Gordon Curley avatar
We Have...
Shared by: Gordon Curley on May, 2016
Summary: Life Light and Love – 1 John chapter 4 verses 1 to 17 – sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: 1 John 4:1-17
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 142
William R. Nabaza avatar
JESUS first loved us
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD's Love is always first and our love for Him is just a response to His Great Love enabling us to love Him back.
Roger Roark avatar
Take it personally
Shared by: Roger Roark on Mar, 2016
Summary: Taking Christ personally
Scripture: 1 John 4:9-10
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 238
William Akehurst avatar
GOD IS LOVE
Shared by: William Akehurst on Mar, 2016
Summary: GOD 'IS' (emphasized) Love. He doesn't HAVE love, He IS Love. Therefore everything we know about Love, comes from GOD. GOD IS LOVE, and we HAVE love through HIM.
Rick Burdette avatar
Love That Lasts
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Feb, 2016
Summary: Love, God, Faithfulness, Fear vs. Assurance
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
#1 Understanding love
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb, 2016
Summary: Is it possible to explain real love? How would you define love? Let's ponder love.
Scripture: 1 John 4:8
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 344
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Living the Lord's Prayer: forgive us
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jan, 2016
Summary: The practical love we show to the poor is critical for our discipleship.
David Roth avatar
Love that endures
Shared by: David Roth on Nov, 2015
Summary: Wedding. A life centered in Christ's love is filled with a love that endures.
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 393
Paul Barreca avatar
Jesus Taught us How to Love
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Nov, 2015
Summary: Chris's command to "love one another" means ore than just sentimental love. Christ's love I selfless and demonstrates whether or not we truly love God.
John Ong avatar
Faith for Show
Shared by: John Ong on Sep, 2015
Summary: Today’s topic is at the very core of Christianity. It speaks of how we interpret our world as Christians and look beyond what is temporary.
Scripture: 1 John 4:20
Views: 576
T.J. Conwell avatar
No Fear in Love
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Sep, 2015
Summary: We love because God first loved us, especially when we were completely unlovable. We must remember it is God who made our relationship with Him possible, and Christians should approach Him with confidence knowing His love for us is without end.
Series: 1 John