1 John 4:7-11, Beloved, Do You Love One Another?

This Lord’s Day we will look at the epistle of 1 John where John writes to help his readers know for sure whether or not they have eternal life (5:13). To help them come to this certainty, he explores three tests which in combination expose the reality or absence of spiritual life. The tests may be captured in three questions: 1) Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God? 2) Do you obey His commandments? 3) Do you love fellow members of the church? Our sermon text is 1 John 4:7-11 where John explores the test of love more thoroughly. Showing love demonstrates that we possess life that originated from God because love originated from God.