SERMON PASSAGE

1 John 2:7-11 New International Version (NIV)

7 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. 8 Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.

9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. 10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. 11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.

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1JOHN 2:4,6,9

4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.

6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.


2JOHN 5

5 And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.


LEVITICUS 19:18

18 “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

JOHN 13:34

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

1 JOHN 4:10-12

10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

MATTHEW 5:43-44

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

ROMANS 5:8

8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

JOHN 3:19-21

19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

1JOHN 3:14

14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.

1 CORINTHIANS 8:9

9 Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak.

EPHESIANS 4:29

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.