Summary:

1. The Commandment of Love Should Be Familiar and Yet Fresh

a. It should be familiar because it is consistent with God's revelation from the beginning (:7)

b. It should be fresh because of its perfection in Christ and its progressive development in our own lives (:8)

2. Love or Hate Exposes Your Spiritual State (:9-11)

a. Hatred means darkness regardless of your profession (:9)

b. Love means light with the benefit of assurance (:10)

c. Hatred means total darkness in every respect

1) state of life

2) course of life

3) direction and destiny