New Testament
Lesson 44
“God Is Love”


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us understand how the Father and the Son show their love for us and how we should show our love for them.

Scripture references for study:  1 John, 2 John, and 3 John
    Note: Underlined scripture references have been hyperlinked to the LDS Scriptures at LDS.org and will open in a new window.

Lesson 44 Handout (PDF)


Introduction

1 John.

2 John & 3 John.


Manifestations Of Heavenly Father's Love

IF YOU WERE TO USE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE HEAVENLY FATHER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

READ 1 JOHN 3:1-2. When we see God, we shall be like him.

READ 1 JOHN 4:9-10. God loved us and sent his Son to atone for our sins.

"Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit." (1 John 4:13)

"And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:  And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him." (1 John 5:14-15)

"We love him, because he first loved us." (1 John 4:19)


Manifestations Of The Savior's Love

"Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren." (1 John 3:16)

"My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." (1 John 2:1-2)

"He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." (1 John 3:8)


Showing Our Love For Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, & Others

HOW CAN WE SHOW OUR LOVE FOR HEAVENLY FATHER AND JESUS CHRIST?


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on the teachings of John. How can you demonstrate your love for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ?


Resources Used In This Lesson

A New Witness for the Articles of Faith by Bruce R. McConkie.

All These Things Shall Give Thee Experience by Neal A. Maxwell.

Ensign.

The Gospel Kingdom by John Taylor.

The Miracle of Forgiveness by Spencer W. Kimball.

The Promised Messiah by Bruce R. McConkie.


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