10/23/2022 Service Livestream – Biblical Definition of God’s Love (1 John 4:7-11)

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Biblical Definition of God’s Love (1 John 4:7-11)

“The nature of Christian love is that it acts, it gives, it expresses itself toward others.” Martin Lloyd Jones

In 1 John 4, John uses the word love to speak about three kinds of love:

– God’s love for us

– Our love for God

– Our love for one another

1. The Proof of God’s Love 7-8

Our love for God is fulfilled when we love others.

“Love is not like other subjects. It cannot be understood and then practiced. It can only be understood by practice.”

2. Making God’s Love Visible 9-10


A. Not – vs. 10

“not that we loved God, but that He loved us.”

B. Ought – vs. 11

“we ought to love one another.”