Tests of True Christian Love
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Tests of True Christian Love

1 John 4:7–10  (ID: 2107)

Many people use the phrase “God is love” without truly understanding it. In this sermon, Alistair Begg challenges notions of divine love that exclude holy judgment and wrath. Scripture explains the true nature of God’s love: it finds its origin in Him, its expression through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, and its purpose in bringing us into relationship with Him. If we understand these qualities, our lives will overflow with love for others, visibly revealing God’s love to the loveless.

God Is Love

7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9In 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. 10In 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.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.