Faith Overcomes Burdens (1 John 4:20-5:5)Ben Alexander, 22 April, 2012
Part of the I John series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Perfect love casts out fear, malice, and the burdensome Christian life.. Life in the wells of God's grace is fundamentally a celebration, not a job.
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1 John 4:20-5:5
20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (ESV)