Read 1 John 4:17-21.
If we really love God it proves:
A. THAT WE HAVE BEEN BORN AGAIN
B. THAT WE SEE THE LOVE OF GOD.
C. IT PROVES THAT GOD’S SPIRIT IS WITHIN US VERSES 12-13.
1. God is not known by sight.
2. God is known only by love.
3. Mature love will prove that God is in us.
D. IT PROVES THAT OUR TESTIMONY AND CONFESSION ARE TRUE VERSES 14-16.
1. The great testimony: God did send “Christ to be the Saviour.”
2. The great promise: The person who confesses Christ dwells in God and God in him.
3. The great confession: We know for sure & believe God.
E. IT ALSO PROVES THAT GOD IS GOING TO DELIVER US
FROM JUDGEMENT VERSE 17.
F. IT PROVES THAT GOD DELIVERS US FROM FEAR VERSE 18.
G. IT PROVES THAT WE IN FACT LOVE GOD VERSES 19-21.
1. The basis – His Love.
2. The illustration – a false profession.
3. The commandment – God commands love.