First John is filled with teaching on love. Love is a central feature of new life in Christ. In the text before us, we see the Christian identity contrasted with a murderous lack of love. Christians are characterised by love because they have experienced the love of Christ for them on the cross. This ultimate act of love serves as our pattern in living out the life that we have through the gospel.
Scripture References: 1 John 3:11-18
An exposition of 1 John by Anton Beetge and Stuart Chase.
|A Gospel Declaration (1 John 1:1–4)||Anton Beetge||20 Sep 2020||Watch||Listen|
|The Long Walk (1 John 1:5–2:6)||Stuart Chase||29 Nov 2020||Watch||Listen|
|An Old Commandment Made New (1 John 2:7–11)||Anton Beetge||6 Dec 2020||Watch||Listen|
|Christian Assumptions (1 John 2:12–14)||Anton Beetge||13 Dec 2020||Watch||Listen|
|Where is Your Love? (1 John 2:15–17)||Tommie van der Walt||20 Dec 2020||Watch||Listen|
|The Truth about Antichrist (1 John 2:18–27)||Stuart Chase||27 Dec 2020||Watch||Listen|
|Are You Ready? (1 John 2:28–3:10)||Stuart Chase||3 Jan 2021||Watch||Listen|
|Love Acts (1 John 3:11–18)||Anton Beetge||7 Mar 2021||Watch||Listen|
|Defeating Doubt (1 John 3:19–24)||Stuart Chase||28 Mar 2021||Watch||Listen|
|The Crux of Our Confession (1 John 4:1–6)||Anton Beetge||11 Apr 2021||Watch||Listen|