I JOHN 4:7-19 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 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.
LOVE IS A CHOICE
CHOICE IS AN EXERCISE IN POWER
POWERFUL PEOPLE PRACTICE ON PURPOSE
POWERFUL PEOPLE CHOOSE TO LOVE NO MATTER WHAT
“Choosing empowers us. Powerful people take responsibility for their lives and choices. Powerful people choose who they are going to be with, what they want in life and how they are going to accomplish it.” Danny Silk ‘Keep Your Love On’
BIG IDEA: CHOICE
A POWERFUL PERSON ISN’T POWERFUL BECAUSE THEY CONTROL OTHERS. THE ARE POWERFUL BECAUSE THEY CHOOSE TO CONTROL THEMSELVES.
GRACE - EMPOWERS
JOHN 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
POWERFUL PEOPLE ARE NOT CONTAMINATED BECAUSE THEY ARE A CONSTANT OUTFLOW OF POWER LOVE AND SELF-CONTROL
POWERFUL PEOPLE HAVE A MISSION AND VISION FOR THEIR LIFE
POWERFUL PEOPLE ARE COMFORTABLE IN THEIR OWN SKIN
POWERFUL PEOPLE SAY
I WILL - I DO - I AM
POWERLESS PEOPLE SAY
I CAN’T - I HAVE TO - I’LL TRY
LACK OF POWER LOVE AND SELF-CONTROL LEADS US INTO FEAR
I JOHN 4:18 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.
WE ARE ALL STILL BEING PERFECTED IN HIS LOVE
FEAR IS CHOOSING TO BELIEVE THE LIE OF THE ENEMY
INSTEAD OF THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD
YOU CAN BE LOVED - BECAUSE CHRIST CHOSE TO LOVE YOU
I JOHN 4:19 We love because he first loved us.
YOU CAN BE POWERFUL - IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD (I TIM 1:7)