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Dear Friends!

Scripture reading for November 23rd:  1st John 4

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  1st John 4:7-11  “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.  This is how God showed His love among us:  He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.  This is love:  not that we loved God, but the He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

“Dear friends” is the term of endearment used by the elder John to address members of Christ’s Church that he was writing to.  His emphasis was on love as a fruit of the Spirit and a conscious choice of believers to develop.  God, Himself, is Love therefore His children must reflect His basic nature.  He sent His Son into the world to show us what real love looked like–laying our life down for others!  Anyone not showing love and growing in expression does not know God.

Observations for over-comers:  Members of Christ’s body are to show love as a conscious decision and fruit of His Spirit.  “Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard.  A scroll of remembrance was written in His presence concerning those who feared and honored His Name.”  (Malachi 3:16)

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