1 John: When Hate Becomes Murder

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SPEAKER

Steve Hill

SCRIPTURE

1 John 3:11-20

OUTLINE

  1. Out of Anger, Cain Murdered Abel.
  2. Christ rescued me.
  3. Sacrificial love takes action.
    • Practice empathy
    • Generosity

TALK IT OVER

  1. Describe a happy moment you experienced this week. Describe an angry moment you experienced.
  2. Read 1 John 3:11-15 and Genesis 4:1-8. What in the story of Cain do you see in our community today? Where does anger flare up in your heart?
  3. How would you define hate? Why does John compare hate with murder?
  4. After reading 1 John 3:16-17, how would you describe the love Jesus has for people?
  5. How can we practice sacrificial love? What might be a practical step this week?