Let This Mind Be In You: Love

Let This Mind Be In You Love

1 John 4:7-11

I. GOD LOVES US

    A. Shown in sending His Son (1 John 4:7-11; John 3:16-17; 1 John 4:16-19)
    B. Love is the foundation of salvation (Romans 5:6-8; John 15:13)
    C. Jesus’ sacrifice was a conscious, calculated decision, understanding the consequences (Mark 10:17-22)

II. JESUS IS OUR ULTIMATE EXAMPLE

    A. He was willing to give; we must be willing to give (1 John 3:16-18; James 2:15-16)
    B. The example of the first century church (Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-35; 5:4)

III. GENEROSITY BASED ON LOVE

    A. Looking for opportunities (Galatians 6:2, 7-10)
    B. The example of Macedonia (2 Corinthians 8:2-5, 9, 12-15)

IV. LOVE IS SHOWN NOT ONLY IN GIVING, BUT IN LIVING

    A. Love is the basis of how we treat one another (Romans 13:8-10)
    B. Love is the basis of how we treat God (John 14:15; 1 John 5:2-3)

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