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Walking In The Light: Hope and the Soft White Underbelly

October 4, 2020 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: Walking In The Light

Topic: Biblical Passage: Genesis 3:14–3:20

Psalm 121:1–2 (ESV)
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
2 MyhelpcomesfromtheLord,
who made heaven and earth.
1 John 1:1–4 (ESV)
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 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.
LOVE
1 John 4:7–8 (ESV)
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
A LOVE that takes our sin and shame away...
1 John 2:2 (ESV)
He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
A LOVE that gives us a home forever with the MAKER and CREATOR of the World...
1 John 3:1–2 (ESV)
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
A LOVE that saturates our lives and springs forward to others...
John 7:38 (ESV)
38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ”
1 John 3:14–20 (ESV)
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
(1) MISSIONAL
(2) COMMUNITY
(3) GOSPEL CENTERED
MISSIONAL
1 John 3:14 (ESV)
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death... But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
PROCLAIM LOVE in WORD....SHOW LOVE in DEED
YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE SOFT WHITE UNDERBELLY
Deuteronomy 15:7–8 (ESV)
“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.
Deuteronomy 4:5–7 (ESV)
See, I have taught you statutes and rules, as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should do them in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?
Psalm 82:3 (ESV)
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
Isaiah 1:17 (ESV) learn to do good; seek justice,
correct oppression;
bring justice to the fatherless,
plead the widow’s cause.
John 13:35 (ESV)
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Matthew 5:16 (ESV)
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Acts 2:45 (ESV)
And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.
Community
1 John 3:18–19 (ESV)
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;
that is GOSPEL CENTERED
1 John 3:20 (ESV)
for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
1 John 3:1 (ESV)
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
So what?
LOVE
SOFT WHITE UNDERBELLY
VALUES (IMAGINE and new way of doing MC)

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