II. God is the source of love (4:7-10) A. God is love (4:7-8)
B. The love of God is manifested through his Son (4:9-10, 14, 19)
III. Gods love inspires us to love one another (4:11-21) A. Gods love is manifested when we love one another (4:11-13, 20-21)
B. By exercising love we will have confidence and overcome fear (4:16-18)
ADONIRAM JUDSON Apostle of the love of Christ in Myanmar (1788-1850)
If it had not been for Christ sake… In joy or sorrow, health or pain, our course be onward still. We sow on Burmas barren hill, We reap on Zion hill. I have gained the victory at last. I love everyone of Christs redeemed…
Judson said, The hills of Burma, now dotted with the spires of pagodas, will someday be dotted with the spires of Christian churches. And the future (of Myanmar) is as bright as the promises of God He added, "A voice mightier than mine, a still small voice, will ere long sweep away every vestige of thy dominion. The churches of Jesus Christ will soon supplant these idolatrous monuments and the chanting devotees of Buddha will die away before the Christian's hymns of praise."
The believer who lives in Christ produces divine love which casts out fear. (Main Idea)