Presentation on theme: "1 JOHN 3:14-18. Do you really love anyone except self? The greatest proof of salvation is LOVE What is love? Newly married individuals—What is."— Presentation transcript:
1 JOHN 3:14-18
Do you really love anyone except self? The greatest proof of salvation is LOVE What is love? Newly married individuals—What is love? What are the proofs of love?
Love Proves our New Likeness to Christ 14 ‑ We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:14–15 (ESV)
What is the infallible test of Christianity? Is it being an evangelical? Is it being a fundamentalist? Is it church attendance and good living? The criterion is LOVE
THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE. True Love is expressive, definite, active and concerned about the other person. True love shows true Christianity Scorn and withering criticism is very destructive
Love proves our New likeness to God 16 ‑ 17 Compare John 3:16 with 1 John 3:16 True love is demonstrated "It is one of the beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
Laying down our life for the Brethren Christ died for us ‑‑ Paid the penalty for us Christ literally took our penalty He willingly took my punishment We are to literally take the weight and sin of others.
Communion Self Examination Bread—Body took my beating Blood—Paid the penalty for my sins
Proof of our love ‑‑ give world's good Not just to the rich who have goods Meeting the needs of others Having this world's good "A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.”
What is the evidence of your salvation? Do you demonstrate your love for others? Are you demonstrating Christ's love for others? Prayer for others
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18 (ESV)