Cain hated his righteous brother and killed him. Jesus loved the unrighteous and gave His life for them. Jesus is the Anti-Cain.
The children of God will bear a resemblance to their Father, and His Son Jesus Christ.
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