July 26, 2015 

How Love Grows (1 John 5:1-5)

THE GOAL: Its Measure

Externally, love is tangible expressions of deeds of mercy.

Internally, love is not a burden.

How does this happen?

The Common Approach: Love grows when will power rules.

This creates a burden:

  • The burden of trying

  • The burden of failing

Worldly forces that work against you growing in love (1 John 2:15-16)

THE GOAL: Its Means

You can only become a person of love when you are born again of God.

The new birth creates faith in Jesus which defeats the powers of the world.

Love grows when faith in Jesus rules.