EXPERIENCING LOVE IN ALL DIRECTIONS
Passage: 1 Peter 1:22– 2:3
Experiencing Love in All Directions
1 Peter 1:22-2:3
November 4, 2018
In his letter, Peter’s thought moves from the fact that we are “born again” to the ethical imperatives “be holy” and “love one another.” In like manner, in his book, The Mark of the Christian, Francis Schaeffer explains: “The Christian really has a double task. He has to practice both God’s holiness and God’s love. The Christian is to exhibit that God exists as the infinite personal God; and then he is to exhibit simultaneously God’s character of holiness and love. Not his holiness without his love: that is only harshness. Not his love without his holiness: that is only compromise.”
How can we experience love in all directions?
1. Be Born Again (1:23-25)
God’s love comes to us in our new birth.
2. Love One Another (1:22)
Our new birth is demonstrated in Christian love.
3. Practice the Principles of Spiritual Growth (2:1-3)
We need to grow up to fully love one another.