Sermon Notes 07-20-11
1 John 2:5
Intro: John is called the “Beloved Disciple” == Deep Mutual Love.
- When Gospel spread, he stayed….Mary!
- Love for Mary? Love for Jesus!
Consider the connection between Love and Obedience.
1 John 2: 3-6 (headstart for Sunday)
Focus vs. 5 …the love of God has been perfected.
“perfect” = complete, mature, proper End. (not perfection)
ILL – Not buzzer at tend of ballgame (Over)
But final line of a great Play (The End)
In Obedience the love of God stands complete.
Obedience is the proper End of the Love of God.
Question of Grammar —
Subjective Genitive = God is the Subject of Love.
Thus, “The love that God has for us stands complete in
our obedience to His word.” NIV
Objective Genitive = God is the Object of Love
Thus, “Our love for God stands complete in our obedience
To His word.”
Interpret Scripture by Scripture: John 14: 15, 21, 23; 15:10
How do we best demonstrate, express our Love for God?
- Words; Worship; Art; Sacrifices of time and Money…
- Keep His Word! Obedience.
- ILL – Remember Saul and Samuel at Gilgal after battle with
The Amalekites (1 Samuel 15:22)