Sermon Outline for I John 4:7-12. Theme: Our God is the Source of genuine love.
1. The ______________ of God’s love.
A. It is from & of God.
B. His other attributes bear upon the quality of His love.
2. The ________________ of God’s love.
A. God’s supreme purpose for His Son’s incarnation & Cross is His glory.
B. The fulfilling of His love in saving a people from sin for Himself, v. 9, 10.
Questions for Study: Can you define or describe what love is–especially God’s love? Can someone really describe it if they’ve not experienced it?
What key ingredient/activity of love do these texts have in common: John 3:16; Galatians 1:3-4; Ephesians 5:25-32; I John 4:9-10.
Our God is One Being, eternally existing in three Persons. Cite Scriptures that describe the relationship between the Father, Son & Holy Spirit?
How do people wrong God when they fasten on the phrase God is love to the exclusion of the other attributes (such as God is Light; God is Holy…)? What does such thinking create?
God’s love is one of His infinite perfections/attributes. Because God is One, a perfect unity, His attributes have bearing on each other. How, for example, do God’s wisdom, knowledge, goodness, omnipotence, righteousness, justice & faithfulness bear upon His love? How does this truth comfort us?