July 26, 2015
KNOWING YOU KNOW GOD
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.