May 7, 2017 Pastor Gregory Cheeks Topic: Characteristics of True Christian Love
I John 3:11-18
The old folks used to say, “Say what you mean and mean what you say.”
vs.16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
vs. 17 For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
vs. 18 He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Point 1: Christian love is always in keeping with His word and the commandments he left us.
Point 2: Christian love is always in mission/movement vs. 17 (If you have all of this worlds richest and see your brother in need and don’t lend a hand then, that is not love.
Point 3: Christian Love is always a response to God’s love for us. vs. 18 Not to love in words but, in action and in deed for by this will all men know that we are Christ’s disciples by our love for our fellow man.
Love in action is what really counts!
We preach truth with compassion and love.