Love One Another (1 Peter 1:22-23)

Love One Another

1 Peter 1:22-23

I. The audience

    A. “Pilgrims of the Dispersion” and the “elect” (1 Peter 1:1-2)
    B. Christians who have “purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit” (1 Peter 1:22; Acts 2:40; 2:38)

II. The result of obedience: sincere love of the brethren

    A. Philadelphia (brotherly love)
    B. Sincere – unfeigned (KJV), without hypocrisy (Romans 12:9; James 3:17), genuine (2 Timothy 1:5)
    C. Love (philadelphia) leads to love (agape)
    D. Fervently – earnestly (Luke 22:44)
    E. Having been born again (1 Peter 1:23; 1:3)

III. How do we show love to the brethren?

    A. Selflessly elevate one another (Romans 12:10, 15)
    B. Defer to another’s wishes or prejudices (Romans 14:1-3)
    C. Help spiritually and physically (Galatians 6:10; 6:1-2)
    D. Forgive (Matthew 6:14-15; Ephesians 4:32)

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