If you have been brought into the love of Jesus Christ, you will love your brother the way that Jesus loved you. That’s the plain meaning of this passage, but what does John mean when he says that he’s giving this church an old and a new command, when they are told to love one another?
Jesus enables us to love and serve others the way he loves and serves us.
Are you ever surprised by God’s love? Shocked that He would set His love on you?
Live as citizens of _______________, displaying the value of the Gospel by: (1) Standing firm and laboring together _____________________ (2) Standing firm and laboring together _____________________ How does living ________________ show the Gospel’s value? How does living ________________ show the Gospel’s value?
How would you define the kind of love that Paul is praying for? Always be a ___________________, informed by the ________________, with __________________________________________. We are becoming what _____________________________.
The foundation for Paul’s affection and thankfulness for the Philippians is their ________________ in the Gospel of God’s grace through Jesus Christ. Put the Gospel first: In your ___________________; In your __________________; In your _________________________________; In our _______________________
Key Passage: Eph 3: 14-19 Supporting Scriptures: Eph 2: 1-5; Ps 103: 10-14; 2 Cor 5: 14; 2 Cor 11: 1-3; Matt 22: 37-40; Jn 13: 34-35; 2 Cor 1: 4
John 14 14:1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again […]
1 Corinthians 4:14-17 14 I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. 15 For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 16 I urge you, then, be imitators of me. 17 That is why I […]
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 2:1 For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. 2 But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. 3 For our appeal does not […]