1. Our love life is real when it is born out of an intimate relationship with God (vv. 7-8)
(a) God is the Source of love
(b) God is the Standard of love
2. Our love life is real when it is patterned after Jesus’ loving (vv. 9-10)
(a) Life-giving love
(b) Propitiating love
(c) Fear-removing love
3. Our love life is real when it makes God visible to others (vv. 10-12)
4. Take Away Questions
(a) Why is it so difficult for us to follow the Master’s example of how to love?
(b) What are some practical/concrete ways by which we can practice life-giving, propitiating and fear-removing love within our church family, by which we become a witness?