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?
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
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