Learning to “Live Loved” is a journey! 1 John is our guide to explore an amazing landscape!
The Fellowship of the Light Trail (1:5-2:2)
The Obedience of Love Trail (2:3-17)
Opposition Overlook (2:18-28)
Born of God Basin (3:1-24)
1 John 3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.
Being “Born of God”:
· Means we are Loved as the children of God – astonishingly and boldly!
Receiving and believing in Jesus gives us a new identity!
· Means we do not Love what is “not” of God (namely sin) – astonishingly and boldly!
Do I consider the sin I do as an aberration of my true identity or part of it?
In fact we must continually reject, deny and repulse that persistent stalker – sin – in our thinking and our talking and our doing!
· Means we do Love God and others – astonishingly and boldly!
1 John 3 16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
SOLITUDE, SCRIPTURE, PRAYER - GUIDE:
Find a quiet place and 15 minutes.
Solitude – Spend several minutes quietly alone. Take some deep breaths… Just be… … …Ask, “Holy Spirit, speak to me through your Word!”
Scripture – Read slowly, out loud if possible, listen, reread, dwell, notice words & phrases you are drawn to & return there! (Sermon notes may help with understanding, but don’t stop there.)
Keep asking, “Jesus, what are You saying? Why this word this day?
What are You asking me to believe about You and about me? How am I learning to Live Loved?
How do I join You today on Your mission and in my transformation?”
Prayer – Let your conversation with God flow from what He is saying then talk about what you notice is on your heart and also on your list.
Monday – 1 John 3:1-3
Tuesday – 1 John 3:4-6
Wednesday – 1 John 3:7-10
Thursday – 1 John 3:11-15
Friday – 1 John 3:16-19
Saturday – 1 John 3:20-24