Mo. 7/30/12: 1 John 4:12 – 13 (NKJV) Is there a link between sight and love?
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
Is there a link between sight and love? Love local believers means God lives in you.
Tu. 7/31/12: 1 John 4:14 – 15 (NKJV) What did the apostles witness?
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
What did the apostles witness? They witness that they have seen the Savior, the Son of the heavenly Father. Apostles further affirm that declaring this means God lives in you!
We. 8/1/12: 1 John 4:16 (NKJV) Is there a bond between love and God?
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
Is there a bond between love and God? God IS Love: live in love and God lives in you.
Th. 8/2/12: 1 John 4:18 – 19 (NKJV) What is the love-fear connection?
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.
What is the love-fear connection? Perfect love pushes fear out of your mind!
Fr. 8/3/12: 1 John 4:20 – 21 (NKJV) Finally, what links sight and love?
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.
Finally, what links sight and love? The conclusion this week: don’t hate a fellow believer. If you hate someone you see, can you love God whom no one has ever seen?