Love One Another Deeply Review vss. 1-12 – emphases of suffering and salvation vss. 13-25 He exhorts them to hope (1:13), grounded in God’s salvation of 1:3–12. He exhorts them to holiness (1:14–16). He exhorts them to fear God (1:17–21) He exhorts them to love one another (1:22–25)
Love One Another Fear God Be Holy Set Your Hope Salvation God’s Life & Government
1 Peter 1:22–25 (ESV) Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 1 Peter 1:22–25 (NLT) — 22 You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart. 23 For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.
Love One Another LOVE ONE ANOTHER Greek words translated love Eros Eros Storge Storge Philia Philia Agape Agape
Love One Another LOVE ONE ANOTHER Greek words translated love Agape... selfless, sacrificial, unconditional, motivated by the well-being of the Agape’s object. “Agape is not the victim of emotion but the servant of one’s will.” “The opposite of agape is not hatred but selfishness.”
Jesus’ comprehensive command Foundational pillar for the Early Church John 13:34–35 (NLT) So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. 35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
Love One Another Introduction The Early Church provided a powerful witness to Jesus. 1. God’s presence in supernatural works and miracles. 2. Christians supernaturally loving one another. 3. Christians living in supernatural holiness. 4. Christians living in supernatural hope. 5. God’s truth boldly proclaimed.
Love One Another Introduction The Early Church functioned as a supernatural community in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Early Church functioned as a supernatural community in the power of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:42 (NIV) They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
How to Love One Another Eliminate Obstacles to Love 1. Unforgiveness 2. Selfishness (consumer vs. servant)
Love One Another How to Love One Another Eliminate Obstacles to Love Obey One Another Commands
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you... Ro 15:7 Bear one another's burdens (due to sin)... Gal 6:2 Build up one another... Ro 14:19 Comfort one another... 1 Thess 4:18 Pray for one another... Ja 5:16 Be compassionate to one another... Eph 4:32 Encourage one another... 1 Thess 5:11 Be kind to one another... Eph 4:32 Honor one another... Ro 12:10 Love one another... Ro 13:8 Exhort one another... Heb 10:24 Teach one another... Col 3:16 Admonish one another with all wisdom... Col 3:16 Forbearing with one another in love... Eph 4:2 Care for one another... 1 Cor 12:25 Confess sins to one another... Ja 5:16 Be devoted to one another... Ro 12:10 Have fellowship with one another... 1 Jn 1:7 Forgive one another... Eph 4:32 Greet one another... Ro 16:16 Be hospitable to one another... 1 Pet 4:9 Serve one another... Gal 5:13 Submit to one another... Eph 5:21 Don’t lie to one another... Col 3:9
Love One Another How to Love One Another Eliminate Obstacles to Love Obey One Another Commands Proactively Love One Another
Love One Another Proactively Love One Another 1. Remember how God has loved you. (Matt 18:23-35) 2. Remember God is impartial. 3. Genuinely receive, accept, and welcome. (Luke 19:1-9) Bear with one another Bear with one another Be kind to one another Be kind to one another
Love One Another Proactively Love One Another 4. Surrender yourself to God to love when inconvenient and difficult. 5. Forgive one another and ask forgiveness. (Matt 18:23-35) Confess sin to one another Confess sin to one another
Love One Another Proactively Love One Another 6. Serve one another (Matt 20:20-28; Phil 2:5-8) Be hospitable Be hospitable Pray for one another Pray for one another 7. Bear others’ burdens (John 21:15-19)
Love One Another Proactively Love One Another 7. Exhort/Encourage one another (John 21:15-19) Build up...Care for one another Build up...Care for one another Honor one another Honor one another 9. Admonish one another(Matt 16:21-23)
Love One Another Proactively Love One Another 10. Remember God’s design for and command to His Church. Be devoted to one another Be devoted to one another Submit to one another Submit to one another
Love One Another Removing Obstacles to Real Love UnforgivenessSelfishness
Empowering Passionate Disciples Equipping people to passionately Live like Jesus lived, Do what Jesus did, and Advance His kingdom together.