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Received the Holy Spirit (1 John 4:7-5:1)

Rev Gareth JamesRev Gareth James, April 15, 2018
Part of the True Truths for Testing Times series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

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We are to be living, interactive audio-visual displays of God and His love - as Jesus said in John 13:35.
We have seen that John made an incredible statement about the Indwelling God - God lives in us! Yet a greater question occurs “How can God live, dwell, abide in us?”

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About Rev Gareth James: Rev Gareth James has been Pastor of Doncaster Evangelical Church since September 2015. He previously was Pastor at Barton Evangelical Church for 25 years.
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1 John 4:7-5:1

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17 By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 19 We love because he first loved us. 20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. (ESV)

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