A Loving Call to Right Living (1 John 3:4-10)

God’s commands demonstrate not only his loathing of sin, but his love for us. I. The wickedness of sin demands the righteousness of believers II. The wickedness of sin demonstrates the necessity of Christ III. The wickedness of sin displays the love of God Ultimately God’s call to obedience is loving because sin is destructive....

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When Sin Seems Normal (1 John 2:15-17)

Misplaced loves – rooted in deceptive, lesser loves – can only be cured by a greater love. I. Misplaced loves… (v. 15) 1. It is serious because loving God is the most important thing about us 2. It is serious because what we love will determine how we live II. – rooted in deceptive, lesser loves – (v. 16) “Worldliness is ‘that which makes sin look normal and righteousness seem strange’.” (David Wells) III. …can only be cured by a greater love. (verses 15 and 17)...

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