Bible: 1 John 3:11-16; 4:10
God Is Love, So We Must Love One Another
3:11 For 1 this is the gospel 2 message 3 that you have heard from the beginning: that we should love one another, 4 3:12 not like Cain 5 who was of the evil one and brutally 6 murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his deeds were evil, but his brother’s were righteous.
3:13 Therefore do not be surprised, brothers and sisters, 7 if the world hates you. 8 3:14 We know that 9 we have crossed over 10 from death to life 11 because 12 we love our fellow Christians. 13 The one who does not love remains in death. 14 3:15 Everyone who hates his fellow Christian 15 is a murderer, 16 and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing 17 in him. 3:16 We have come to know love by this: 18 that Jesus 19 laid down 20 his life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians.