Bible Study

We invite you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:

Sermon Outline

  • The Bad Example of Love: Cain
  • The Good Example of Love: Jesus
  • The outworking of Love: God is greater than our hearts and moves us to faith and love.


  • How’s your heart these days? What are the kinds of things you find yourself trying to justify? Too much time scrolling? Road Rage? Those extra Oreos after the kids go to bed?
  • Are there times that your heart condemns you? How do you handle those moments? What does John remind us of?
  • Do you need a new heart of love? How does that happen?
  • What are the two commandments that John says the believer focuses on?
  • Let Jesus be present to you in and through his written word. We have a SAPC reading plan we’ll be following this year and would invite you to join us as we read God’s word together. Pick up a copy on Sunday or download it here.
  • Because of this sermon, how has your life changed, matured, or challenged?
  • Who will you tell and what because of what you just heard?
  • How would you explain this to a small child?

The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your Life Group community.


If you have questions about this sermon please email David Libbon (DLibbon@StAndrews.Church).

Consulted Resources

  • Expositors Biblical Commentary 1 John and outline
  • ESV Church History Study Bible Notes
  • NET Study Bible Notes

Sermon Recording

You can listen to the sermon in the player below or follow St. Andrew’s Sermon Podcast on Spotify. The sermon podcast is also available on Apple and Google Podcasts.