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Is 1 Jn 4:18 talking about fear of disease, injury and death or is it talking about being afraid of God?

1 John 4:18 "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love."


In Eph 3:16-19, Paul prays for five things for his readers:
(A) Spiritual strength ( v 16 )
(B ) Indwelling of Christ ( v 17 )
(C) Foundation of love ( v 17 )
(D) Comprehension and knowledge of the love of Christ (18-19 )
(E) Fullness of God filling us. ( v 19 )

If you could only have three of these things, which three would they be? Why?

Ephesians 3:16-19 That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner self, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to all the fullness of God.


Considering 1 Jn 4:17, do you have the confidence to face the judgement seat of God?

1 John 4:17 By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, we also are in this world.


Eph 3:19 “And to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to all the fullness of God.”

How can Paul pray that we know that which surpasses knowledge? Isn't that a contradiction?

How can we be filled with the fulness of God? Isn't that putting the infinite into the finite?


Thinking of 1 John 4:16 can you think of a good way to describe God’s love for us?

1 John 4:16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.


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