1 John 4:7-11

Mon, 24/07/2006 - 12:15 -- James Oakley

I’m preparing a sermon for a wedding on 1 John 4:7-11.

Having found a way of laying the text out in a way that I think is quite helpful, I thought I’d share it…

Beloved, let us love one another,
     for love is from God,
          and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
          Anyone who does not love does not know God,
     because God is love.

     In this the love of God was made manifest among us,
          that God sent his only Son into the world,
               so that we might live through him.
     In this is love,
          not that we have loved God but that he loved us
               and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Now to actually write that sermon…!

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