What Is Love? Truth Is Love
In a world of tolerance, to talk about sin and that Jesus is the only way is usually seen as unloving. Yet this book shows us that the most loving thing to do is bring people into the light through the gospel message.
Sy Huffer, Lead Minister, concludes our series out of the book of 1 John.
Do you want to engage with the sermon more? Here are some questions that will help to guide your conversation around this text.
Pray: The challenging command by John in his section on helping brothers and sisters who are sinning is to simply pray for them. Do you actually believe that prayer can make a difference for those people that you know that are drifting from God? How does your prayer rhythms back up your belief about the power of prayer?
Speak: Is there someone you know that you need to confront about the sin in their life? Who is that person that God is calling you to (1) pray for and (2) talk to?
Grow: How is the enemy pulling you from the truth of God's love? Where do you find yourself drifting from, sinning against, or doubting in the truth of God's love for you?
Love: Sy said over and over again that "the most loving thing you do is point people to the truth." Why is this hard for you? What fears, hesitations, or desires are keeping you from pointing those you love to the truth of God's love?
SERIES READING PLAN
July 7 This Is Love 1 John 1:1-2:2
July 14 This Isn’t Love 1 John 2:3-27
July 21 We Are Love 1 John 2:28-3:10
July 28 Sacrifice Is Love 1 John 3:11-24
August 4 God Is Love 1 John 4:1-5:4
August 11 Truth Is Love 1 John 5:5-21