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WHAT IS OUR GOD LIKE? Part 7

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 WHAT IS OUR GOD LIKE?                                                          Part 7

                                                "Our Loving God"

                                                     1 John 4:7-11        

Sermon in a Sentence: You must love God and other believers because of God's great love for you.

                                                       Introduction

Illus.- Barth Quotation "Jesus Loves Me"

Illus. Mistaking 1 Jn. 4:18 for Jn. 4:18

           I.  God Reveals His Love for You.

              A. Love is God's Nature *(v. 8, 16)  Illus.- Blind Pastor's Lost Love

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Illus.- Blind Pastor's Lost Love

              B. The Nature of God's Love (v. 9,10;1 Jn. 3:16)

                    agape-It describes an active, intelligent goodwill toward another

Illus.- Candle Lit on Crucifix

Illus.- Mother Kissed the Child

Illus.- Puppy with Crippled Leg

        II.  You Reflect God's Love to Him and Other Believers.

               A.  Reflecting Love for God  (1 Jn. 5:2,3;Jn. 14:15)

               B.  Reflecting Love for God's Children (v. 7,11;3:10,11;14;Jn. 13:34,35)

Illus. Act Like You Love Him

                     1.  Fellowshipping with One Another

                     2.  Forgiving One Another

                      

                                                  Conclusion

Illus.- Woman Tied Herself to the Bell without regard to the response.

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