Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. *They that loveth not knoweth not God;
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. *Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.*
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. *Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.*
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. *Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and they in God.*
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. *There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. They that feareth are not made perfect in love.*
We love him, because he first loved us. *If a person says, I love God, and hateth his brother or sister, they are a liar: for they that loveth not their brother or sister whom they hath seen, how can they love God whom they hath not seen?*
Carrollton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) January 4, 2015 Sermon Reverend Tim Polley
Hymn of Discipleship No. 357 verses 1 and 5 “We Call Ourselves Disciples”
We call ourselves disciples, as pilgrims on the way. We seek the truth in wisdom, and beauty in each day.
As women, men and children, we serve, Christ’s path to clear. In joyful expectation we see God’s reign draw near.
So now the vision brightens, the light of Christ burns still In hearts of all disciples to be the church God wills.
From quiet meditation, and joyous hymns of praise, we go to do God’s mission! Christ, lead us all our days! CCC CCC
Carrollton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) January 4, 2015
Benediction Pastor: Search for the Lord and for His strength; continually seek Him. Never forget the marvelous things He has done for His people—the wonders and miracles we have seen and heard. People: For He is our God the ruler of the whole earth, and we are His people.