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Summary: The love of God that’s in us produces some things.

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1 JOHN 4:7-12 “GOD’S PERFECT LOVE IN US”

* The word love is found 310 times in the Bible.

* Loveth is found 65 times and the word loved is found 98 times and charity is found 28 times.

A) I don’t know of anything more powerful than the love of God! * Love originates in God … 1 John 4:19

* Love is a powerful thing … When a man meets a woman and falls in love, they get married.

* They promise to love one another forever and until death do they part.

* Yes … Love is a powerful thing … It keeps couples together until death parts them!

* Song: Love Will Keep Us Together.

B) Of course, there are always battles in every marriage!

* You learn a lot after years of marriage. * I’ve learned the meaning of a few words that women

use from time to time. * For instance ... The word “Fine.”

* This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

C) “Five Minutes.” * If she is getting dressed, this is half an hour!

* Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given 5 more minutes to watch the game

before helping around the house.

* “Nothing.” * This is the calm before the storm … This means “something” and you should be on

your toes … Arguments that begin with “nothing” usually end in “fine.”

D) “Go Ahead.” * This is a dare, not permission, DON’T DO IT!

* “Loud Sigh.” * Although not actually a word, the loud sigh is often misunderstood by men.

* A “Loud Sigh” means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time

standing here and arguing with you over “Nothing.”

E) “That’s Okay.” * This is one of the most dangerous statements that women can make to men.

* “That’s Okay” means that she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you

will pay for your mistake.

* “Thanks.” * This is the least used of all words in the female vocabulary.

* If a woman is thanking you, do not question it …….

* Just say, “You’re welcome,” and back out of the room slowly. 1 Cor. 13:7 Love ... Beareth all things.

F) Love is a powerful thing … Love makes things happen!

* Let me show you what happens when you have the perfect love of God in you …….

(1) GOD’S LOVE BRINGS OBEDIENCE! * John 14:15, Jesus said “If ye love me, keep my …”

* Greek word for "keep" is tereo (tay-reh’-o) and means to hold fast, to serve.

* This is the only proper evidence and proof of our love to Jesus.

A) Look over at 1 John 5:2-3 ……. * What are these commandments?

* The Greek word is “entole” (en-tol-ay’) and means “an authoritative prescription.”

* 1 John 3:23 gives us the answer … * This is the love of God in action!

* This is not a choice or a suggestion … We have too many words and not enough action today!

* 1 John 3:18 “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and …”

B) The love of God in action is doing, not saying!

* John 15:12 “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”

* John 15:17 “These things I command you, that ye love one another.”

C) If we love one another as Jesus loves us, we’ll serve and sacrifice one for another!


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