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Music……………………..Worship Team
Real Love
Welcome……………………….Bill Butler
Music……………………..Worship Team
Endless Praise
God of the Promise
O Come to the Altar
Message………………Gilbert Thurston
Love One Another
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Real Love
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Love One Another - November 03, 2019

My dear friends, we must love each other. Love comes from God, and when we love each other, it shows that we have been given new life. We are now God’s children, and we know him. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

God showed his love for us when he sent his only Son into the world to give us life. Real love isn’t our love for God, but his love for us. God sent his Son to be the sacrifice by which our sins are forgiven.

Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is truly in our hearts. And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us.

-1 John 4:7-13

 All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. If we truly love others and live as Christ did in this world, we won’t be worried about the day of judgment. A real love for others will chase those worries away. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.

-1 John 4:15-18

We love because God loved us first. But if we say we love God and don’t love each other, we are liars. We cannot see God. So how can we love God, if we don’t love the people we can see?

-1 John 4:19-20

Test 1: Do I ?

Now, suppose a person has enough to live on and notices another believer in need. How can God’s love be in that person if he doesn’t bother to help the other believer? Dear children, we must show love through actions that are sincere, not through empty words.

-1 John 3:17-18

Test 2: Am I to ?

If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.

-1 John 4:18

I write this letter to you who believe in the Son of God so you will know you have eternal life.

-1 John 5:13

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. How did you do with tests in school? How does it make you feel to know God will test you?

2.  In what ways do you struggle with loving people? What did you need to do in order to improve this?

3.  What are your thoughts about death? Is it something you fear or something anticipate with joy knowing it’s your gateway to heaven?

4.  This series was all about having the assurance of eternal life. Have you gained that in the series? If not, what is still missing to give you that assurance?

5.  What is your next step as a result of this message?