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Experience His Perfect, Loyal Love.

Series: Dirt | Week 3: Half-Hearted

Day Three 1 John 4:18

”Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.” 1 John 4:18 (NLT)

Discover
1. What word does John use to describe God’s love?
2. What does perfect love do?
3. What is the cause of fear in this verse?

Respond
Sometimes it can be a challenge to let faith overcome fear. In this letter, John is writing to an audience that had been influenced by a message contrary to the Gospel. They were unsure of their faith and started to fear punishment rather than the God who loved them. John wanted to assure them that God’s perfect love, fully expressed in Christ on the cross, was a love that banished fear and called them to a deeper experience of God’s loyal love for them. Every day is a new chance for us to experience the depths of God’s love as well. Take some time today to ask God to remove any barriers that are keeping you from encountering His perfect, loyal love.

For Further Learning: Bible Project: The Loyal Love of God

For Families with Kids at Home
Our kids are up against all kinds of temptations and ideas that will attempt to sway them from the message of the gospel. Today, remind your kids of God’s perfect love from Jesus.

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