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Lesson 24: Love’s Obedience (1 John 5:1-3)

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True God-focused and God-originating love has great effects upon on one’s life. In fact, John made it clear that one should be able to look at those effects as confirmation that true loving faith in the Lord was present in a person. Love of God means something and it never stands alone. Pastor Daniel puts it this way: “When I love God, I joyfully obey Him. Love means joyful obedience. This is love’s obedience.” Speaking against legalism and challenging listeners toward engaging with God in a way that brings true heart change, John’s words are brought to light as we enter into the final chapter of the Apostle’s letter.

Summary by Seth Kempf, Bethany Community Church Staff

Related Topics: Christian Life, Love

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