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					TITLE: How to be like we are…fervently love              TEXT: 1 Peter 1:22-25               January 29, 2012


   Why does the church bother to meet?

   Why does the church bother to meet for prayer?

   Why were you saved? Romans 9:24-25; 1 Peter 2:9-10

   What has been a tendency that the church has had to fight since its beginning?
                     Hebrews 10:23-25

I. The __________ of this community of love. (22a)
       A. Our salvation comes from an _____________ which purified our soul.
                     1 Peter 1:22a; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Peter 4:17

       B. Our salvation was for the __________ of bringing a love of the brethren.
                     1 Peter 1:22a

              Is love for one another really a necessary part of our salvation?
                     Genesis 4:8; John 13:35

II. The ____________to fervently love.
  Do we have all we need to obey all the requirements of God? 2 Peter 1:3-8

  Since we are now capable…here is the command. fervently love one another from the heart,

       A. The ____________to love. 1 Peter 1:22b; Romans 12:10; 1 John 3:11; 1 John 3:14

       B. The _________ of our love. How fervent is fervent? Luke 22:44; John 15:13

       C. The ___________ of our love. Acts 4:32; 1 John 3:16-19

III. The ____________ of our love.
       A. Our love is stable because it is like _________. 1 Peter 1:23

       B. Our love is stable because it is ______ like the ________. 1 Peter 1:24

       C. Our love is stable because it is part of the _________. 1 Peter 1:25

Expectations Met
1. Convict me of sin.         2. Command me to change. 3. Call me to serve.
4. Challenge me to sacrifice. 5. Cause me to praise.   6. Compel me to pray

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