First Fifteen

True Love (1 John 3)

January 08, 2021 Ron and Angela Oltmanns Season 4 Episode 18
First Fifteen
True Love (1 John 3)
Show Notes

Love is what we are called to, and God calls us his children.  That's our identity:  children of God.  That's immense if we let it sink in.  As children of the Creator God, we experience his love and are called to practice it in our lives.  1 John 3 takes us into the heart of this letter and it reveals God's heart as well.  God commands us to believe in Jesus Christ and to love one another.

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In each episode you will listen to God's word for you, reflect on it and learn to pray to God as well as carry that word with you through the rest of your day. 

In season four we are praying through some of the letters in the Bible.  We're continuing through 1 John and listening to chapter 3 in this episode.  It's challenging because it brings up the reality of God's commands and his love, which is quite different from what the world means when it uses the word "love".   

There are a lot of words in these 24 verses, and we focus on vv. 1, 16, 19-23.  We talk about what to do with our feelings when our hearts condemn us.  The main two points, in this passage are to obey God's commands and to practice love toward others.  This simplifies what we need to focus on even if it's not easy. 

We are using the letters to grow closer to God in season four.  We can't exhaust the riches in each part of scripture we cover, but you can go deeper into them on your own using our four step process.  You can download the helpsheet that details and demonstrates the four step process we use on First Fifteen using Psalm 1.

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