Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bible: taking time to dig in

First John

 

Chapter 4    DISPLAYING REAL LOVE

 

Test what people say.  A real prophet will acknowledge Jesus totally being God and Savior.  False prophets deceive and deny God as well as demonstrate that they do not belong to God.

 

When we love, we show people God.  Absence of love shows that God is absent from that person's life.

 

Jesus is our example of love, given to us by God.

Bt loving people we show others that God is alive and living through us.  By exemplifying God, trust is rightly placed and we are becoming more and more like Jesus.

 

Real love, God's love through us, pushes away fear and depression.

 

Understanding God's love makes us want to love other people.  Not loving people displays a lack of Christian maturity.

 

Those people who love God will love the people around them.

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