Finding Love In Our Differences
Scripture: 1 John 4:7-16
1 JOHN 4:7-16 | FINDING LOVE IN OUR DIFFERENCES
Series: Rediscover Christmas
December 20, 2020 | Pastor Erdie Carter
Big Idea: Love begins with God loving us, and in turn, we love others with the same love.
1 John 4:7–16 (CSB) — 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his one and only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 10 Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and his love is made complete in us. 13 This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and we testify that the Father has sent his Son as the world’s Savior. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God—God remains in him and he in God. 16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
I. Love originates from God (vs. 7-8)
II. Love is demonstrated by Christ (vs. 9-10)
III. Love grows when we love others. (vs. 11-12)
IV. Love reveals God in us. (vs. 13-16)