Devotions for March 19, 2015

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1 John 3:16-20

16 We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?

18 Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 19 Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. 20 Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.


Q: This passage describes a very self-sacrificial way of helping others. What should motivate us to help others so generously?

Q: When you help others, are these actions a natural response to the love/relationship you have with Jesus? Or are you acting out of obligation, or trying to earn Jesus’s love/approval?

Q: How can your actions impact believers and non-believers around you? Do your actions reflect the character of Christ?



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