Hatred or Love?

1 John 3:9-18

A. The mark of the world is hatred
i. Hatred is typified in Adam’s firstborn, Cain
ii. Hatred originates with the devil
iii. Hatred divides people and may result in the taking of life
iv. Hatred is motivated by personal sin

B. The mark of the church / Christian is love
i. Love is typified in God’s firstborn, Christ
ii. Love originates with God
iii. Love unites people and results in laying down our lives for others
iv. Love is motivated by God’s love in Christ

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