The Heart of Love

This weekend at Eastbrook, I brought a message entitled “The Heart of Love” as we continued our series, “Love Letters,” on 1, 2, & 3 John. It was based out of 1 John 4:7-16.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included my outline for the message below:

Love’s Origin

  • “for love comes from God” (1 John 4:7)

Love’s Definition

  • “God is love” (1 John 4:8, 16)

Love’s Display

  • “This is how God showed His love among us” (1 John 4:9; cf. 1 John 4:12 & John 1:18)

Love’s Gift

  • “He sent His one and only Son into the world” (1 John 4:9; cf. John 3:16, 18)
  • “The Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world” (1 John 4:14; cf. John 4:42)

Love’s Sacrifice

  • “He [God] sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:10; cf. 1 John 2:1-2)

Love’s Benefit

  • “That we might live through Him” (1 John 4:9; cf. John 17:3)

Love’s Presence

  • “If we love one another, God lives in us” (1 John 4:12)
  • “This is how we know that we live in Him and He in us” (1 John 4:13)

Love’s Support

  • “We know and rely on the love God has for us” (1 John 4:16)

Love’s Completion

  • “If we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us” (1 John 4:12)

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