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Heart of Worship: Who is God - Love

July 19, 2020 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: Heart Of Worship

Topic: Biblical Passage: 1 John 4:7–4:10

1 John 4:18 (ESV)

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

 

This book is about KNOWING WHO GOD IS…

1 John 1:2–4 (ESV)

the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—  that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

 

John 17:3 (ESV)

And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

 

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.  If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 John 4:16–21 (ESV)

 

 

 

1 John 4:9–10 (ESV)

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

 

John 3:16 (ESV)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

 

Romans 5:8 (ESV)

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 

 

Ephesians 2:1-4

You were dead in your trespasses and sins, but God …


You followed the ways of the world, but God …


You gratified the cravings of your sinful nature, but God …


You followed its desires and thoughts, but God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our trespasses and sins

 

Romans 5:8 (ESV)

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 

Ephesians 1:18 (ESV)

having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

 

"[God] will not know perfect and unmixed happiness until he has brought every one of us to heaven. He has in effect resolved that henceforth for all eternity his happiness shall be conditional upon ours. Thus God saves not only for his glory, but also for his gladness.” - J.I. Packer

 

 

 

How Shall We Live?

 

1 John 4:18–21 (ESV)

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.  If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.  And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.