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Loving, Abiding, Assurance and Confidence

Scripture Reference: 1 John 4:12-21

Sermon in a Sentence

When we love one another as God commands, we reveal His self-initiating, perfected love to the world, which proves that we abide in Him and He in us, and gives us confidence before Him.

Sermon Outline

  1. The unseen God who abides in us reveals Himself and makes known His perfected love to the world through our love for one another.
  1. Our assurance that we abide in God and He in us is evidenced by the Holy Spirit whose indwelling makes possible our belief in Jesus Christ and our love for one another.
  1. Our confidence that we will stand without fear before God in the day of judgment is that He has loved us first, thereby compelling our love for one another.