Cautions of Fellowship #2

I John 4:7-21

Last week we looked at one of the cautions John gave concerning fellowship. In v1-6 we were warned concerning lying spirits, and tonight we want to consider the true and loving spirit. Once again John returns to his favorite topic of discussion, love.

I. Concerning a True and Loving Spirit. v7-21

In this chapter John has contrasted the Ďlying false spirití with the Ďtrue and loving spirití. He has reminded us that love is the believerís identification mark, the believerís assurance, the believerís confidence, the believerís comfort, and the believerís commandment.

Jesus said, "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." (Jn. 13:35) What kind of Ďspirití do we display to this lost and dying world?