I John 3:11-18
In the book of I John, the author repeatedly returns to three truths. Each truth, if evident in a person’s life, is an indicator or proof that helps a person know they are truly in the faith. Today’s message is about the “social/affection test” and a person’s love for the brethren.
v. 11-13 - An expounding upon the subject of love.
Ref: Matthew 22:33-40 - Love Commandments
v. 14-15 - The evidence of life - Loving the brethren
v. 16 - The ultimate example of love. Christ demonstrated love by his self-sacrifice/ laying down His life for us.
v. 17-18 - One practical expression of love. - Action love - Help someone in need.
Ref: Galatians 6:10 - Love in action!