What would it look like if every Christian loved as God loved? Seeing is believing, they say, and the apostle John would agree. Our text considers the fruit of love: what might we see and experience if we obeyed Christ’s command to love one another?
Christians are called to be kind to one another, tender-hearted, and forgiving one another. But this cannot be done apart from the gospel. Love for the gospel is the root cause and enabler for Christians obey this command.
You cannot separate the truth of Jesus from the love we express to one another. But neither can you separate the love for one another from the truth of Jesus. The truth is, we received a saving love from God and this truth reflects in
Love is often spoken about without defining exactly what it is. What is love? Or, more importantly, what is the source of love? In John’s first epistle, the church is called on to consider the theological reasons as to why they are to love one