God is Love (Isaiah 41:10, 1 John 4:7-19, 1 John 2:3-5, John 3:16, 1 John 2:6, 1 John 2:10, John 14:15-18, Proverbs 3:6, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Romans 5:8)

Jack Graham, 01/01/2017
Part of the Various Sermons series, preached at a Sunday Morning service


Isaiah 41:10

"God is Love" 1 John 4:7-19

v. 7. Love does not define God but God defines love (Agape Love). There are four types of love in the Bible the strongest of which is AGAPE LOVE:

1, Agape (Uh-Gah-pay): Perfect and pure love that is DIVINE.

2. Storge (Store-Jay): Family love.

3. Philieo (Fill-eh-Oh): Brotherly love (that is a genuine love for a friend) feelings of warmth and affection, Philieo love falls somewhere between family love and erotic love.

4. Eros (Air-ohs): Romantic, sexual love.

v. 8. We, individually, know if we have a deep, intimate relationship with Him. This knowledge is not of fact but it is of truth. (1 John 2:3-5)

v. 9. We find the ultimate love of God at Calvary (John 3:16).

v. 10. "Propitiation (atonement, our substitute)

v. 11. John uses the word "ought".

v. 12. If we love one another (1 John 2:6) (1 John 2:10)

v. 13. Proof on His indwelling (John 14:15-18)

v. 14. "And we have seen."

v. 15. He who confesses (acknowledges) Proverbs 3:6

v. 16. The more we love God (2 Corinthians 5:7).

v. 17. CONFIDENCE!! "Love has been perfected."

v. 18. "We love."

v. 19. Romans 5:8


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Isaiah 41:10

10 fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (ESV)

1 John 4:7-19

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. 10 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. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17 By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 19 We love because he first loved us. (ESV)

1 John 2:3-5

And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: (ESV)

John 3:16

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (ESV)

1 John 2:6

whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. (ESV)

1 John 2:10

10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. (ESV)

John 14:15-18

15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. (ESV)

Proverbs 3:6

In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. (ESV)

2 Corinthians 5:7

for we walk by faith, not by sight. (ESV)

Romans 5:8

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (ESV)

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