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Self-Sacrificial Love is the Proof

Scripture Reference: 1 John 3:10-18

Sermon in a Sentence

Unlike the world who follows the example of Cain and his father the devil by giving evidence of spiritual death through hatred and murder, true children of God follow the example of Christ by loving others self-sacrificially, thereby giving evidence of eternal life.

Sermon Outline

  1. The distinguishing mark that identifies one as a child of God or the devil is love for one another.
  2. Like Cain, the child of the devil gives evidence of his or her spiritual death through their self-centered hatred and murder of others.
  3. Like Christ, the child of God gives evidence of his or her spiritual life through their self-sacrificial love of others.