As we have been working our way through 1 John, we said we were going to focus on three avenues of love we are called to at a great level…
– God’s Love
– Our Struggling Love for the Lord
– Our Struggling Love for One Another
After a strong focus on the first two, John moves us into a deep consideration of what we call love when we say we love one another in the church.
Many have become suspect of the Lord and His Church because of experiences they have had when the promise of love falls short. Many our looking for something deeper than empty words, even when they are spoken with good intentions.
It was never God’s will for us to fall short or to struggle when it comes to love. A matter of fact, John’s first letter addresses this is great detail to lead to real change, real action, and real love.