Topic: Expositions Passage: 1 John 4:7-21
When the love of God invades your heart it inexorably empties the heart of hate and overflows with love toward others. John wants your mind to see and your heart to sense the essence of the God who is love and the expression of the love that God has for you in Christ. "God is love" means that he does whatever it takes to bring you into true fellowship with the God who is love, including send his Son to die for you. A heart perfected in this love in Christ has no fear of God's punishment because the cross was motivated by love, rather than generated God's love.