Learning to Love Like the Savior – Paul Twiss

Professor Twiss, a prior professor of mine at The Master’s University, preached a sermon on Learning to Love Like the Savior at Grace Community Church earlier this year. In my daily devotion today on 1 Cor 13:4-7, further reading pointed to 1 John 3. This reminded me of this sermon. I pray you will blessed as you hear from the Word of the Lord in this message today.

 

1 John 3:11–18 (NASB95):

11 For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
12 not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.
13 Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you.
14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.
15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
16 We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17 But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

Sermons

Jesus loves us presently in the same way that he loved us at the moment on the Cross

Learned something really beautiful the other day. The Greek Verb ἀγαπῶντι (loves) is only used 1 time in the Bible … It is a present active participle Verb used when John wrote to the Churches in Asia —-

5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Re 1:5). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

In other words, Jesus loves us presently in the same way that he loved us at the moment on the Cross. He loves us today as He did yesterday. His love was not just something in the past. John MacArthur has a sermon on Revelation 1 and he pointed out that sometimes we go back in time to what that love must have been like, but in reality it is the same love today. His love is never ending. Now that is some BIG LOVE!

 

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