The Absence of Love Is the Absence of Light

Series: 1 John
Date: January 20, 2013 By: Steve DeWitt Campus: Crown Point
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Our love for neighbor is not self-manufactured but originates in the God of love through whom we now bear fruit. This message was given by Pastor Steve DeWitt as part of the 1 John series.


7 Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. 8 At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. 9 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. 10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. 11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. 1 John 2:7 — 1 John 2:11 ESV