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Summary: To show that we are like CHRIST in this world.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you like CHRIST?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that we are like CHRIST in this world.

IV. TEXT:

1 John 4:17 (New International Version)

In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him.

V. THESIS:

We have been passed from judgment to life, because of CHRIST's Love for us, we are like Him.

VI. TITLE:

We are like CHRIST

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle John

B. Date written: Uncertain

C. Purposes:

1. To add to their joy

1 John 1:4 (Amplified Bible)

And we are now writing these things to you so that our joy [in seeing you included] may be full [and your joy may be complete].

2. To guard them against sin

1 John 2:1 (Amplified Bible)

MY LITTLE children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God’s law and sin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father—[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father’s will in every purpose, thought, and action].

3. To warn them against false teachers

1 John 2:26 (Amplified Bible)

I write this to you with reference to those who would deceive you [seduce and lead you astray].

4. To strengthen their faith in CHRIST and assure them of eternal life

1 John 5:13 (Amplified Bible)

I write this to you who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) the name of the Son of God [in the peculiar services and blessings conferred by Him on men], so that you may know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that you [already] have life, yes, eternal life.

D. To whom written: to us, the Church, the Believers

E. Main Themes: GOD is Life, Light and Righteous Love.

F. Keywords: fellowship, love, know.

G. Key verse:

1 John 5:13 (Amplified Bible)

I write this to you who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) the name of the Son of God [in the peculiar services and blessings conferred by Him on men], so that you may know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that you [already] have life, yes, eternal life.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Love is made complete among us

"In this way, love is made complete among us"

1 John 4:12 (Amplified Bible)

No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us!

1 John 2:5 (Amplified Bible)

But he who keeps (treasures) His Word [who bears in mind His precepts, who observes His message in its entirety], truly in him has the love of and for God been perfected (completed, reached maturity). By this we may perceive (know, recognize, and be sure) that we are in Him:

James 2:22 (Amplified Bible)

You see that [his] faith was cooperating with his works, and [his] faith was completed and reached its supreme expression [when he implemented it] by [good] works.

GOD's Love have been demonstrated among us, that's why it's made complete, we don't deserve GOD's love, while we were still unlovable, GOD sent His Son to die in our place.


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