Sharon Baptist Church
August 16, 2020
It's Time To... Series Message #3
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  • Sharon Baptist Church
    402 Shenandoah Rd, Benton, AR 72019, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
It's Time to Love One Another
It's Time to... (Message #3)
1.Stand fast in the Gospel
2.Follow Jesus
3.Love Others
4.Reach the Lost
5.Bear the burden of others

This initial verse in our message today is very similar to Paul’s version on kindness and forgiving others—Ephesians 4:32. A comparison, that if God loves us and forgives us, we should do the same to others.

Sir William Shackleton, the famous Arctic explorer story

Story of Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo

#3—It’s time to…LOVE ONE ANOTHER
THE TEST—1 John 4:1-6
A. Confession of Faith in Christ—vs. 1-3

B. A Changed life—vs. 4-6

C. Why is this even mentioned by John? Love is the ultimate test that intertwined through this entire letter.
- 1 John 2:9-11
- 1 John 3:10-11; 14-15

D. Truth out of balance is heresy. Always try the spirits, but ever-living in the Spirit. People know what you are against many times, but don’t know what you are for. Watch the news and seeing everything that is wrong with the world and missing all the good that is happening elsewhere.
A. It should be the common denominator of our lives—vs. 7-8
- John 13:34-35
- John 15:9-14

B. Huey Lewis and the News— “The Power of Love”—80’s ballad—vs. 9-11
- The Power to Save
- The Power to Change Lives
- The Power to Restore
- The Power to Live for Him
- The Power of “if”—vs. 11
LOVE CAUSES…—1 John 4:12-16
A. Us to live for and believe what we cannot see—vs. 12a

B. Us to be complete and mature in our walk—vs. 12b

C. Us to know Him and be convinced of our relationship with Him—vs. 13 (1 John 5:13)

D. Us to want to confess to others and testify—vs. 14-15

E. Us to live a changed life that others can see—vs. 16
A. It gives us boldness—vs. 17 (why?)

B. It casts out fear—vs. 18

C. It comes from being loved first—vs. 19

D. It cause us to love with an impossible love—vs. 20-21
- A love that is risky
- A love that hurts
- A love that must…

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Remember in Prayer
- Saline County Schools
- Charley Bearden
- Addison Bryson
- Randy & Doris (Collins) Dodd
- Vernon Haynes
- Esther Layton
- Betty Phillips
- David Platt
- Robert & Marilyn LeQuieu
- Francis McNeil
- Ed Merrick
- Geraldine Merrick
- June Watts
- Healing for Our Nation
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Home Discussion Guide
- According to the opening verse, 1 John 4:11, what should be a motivating factor in us loving others?
- Describe the test given by John in 1 John 3:14-15.
- It is imperative that we LOVE ONE ANOTHER, according to John 13:34-35, why is it important?
- In what ways can the Love of God change your life?
- And finally, what can the Love of God motivate you to do?

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