- The Vineyard Church

The Guarantee Of Love
The Vineyard Church
Mid- Peninsula
1 John 3:14
• 14 If we love our brothers and sisters who are
believers, it proves that we have passed from
death to life. But a person who has no love is
still dead.
3 Minimal Guarantees
The minimal guarantee we must make is
that we will love them—always, under every
circumstance, with no exceptions. The
second guarantee is that we will accept
them totally, without reservation. The third
thing we must guarantee people is that no
matter how miserably they fail or how
blatantly they sin, our unreserved
forgiveness is theirs for the asking with no
bitter taste left in anybody’s mouth.
1.of persons
1.to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly
2.of things
1.to be well pleased, to be contented at or with a thing
Attributes Of Agapao
• 1. It acts then feels. (John 3:16)
• 2. It gives without desiring compensation.
The Love Commitment
• “I want you to know that I’m committed to you. You’ll never
knowingly suffer at my hands. I’ll never say or do anything, knowingly,
to hurt you. I’ll always in every circumstance seek to help you and
support you. If you’re down and I can lift you up, I’ll do that. Anything
I have that you need, I’ll share with you; and if need be, I’ll give it to
you. No matter what I find out about you and no matter what happens
in the future, either good or bad, my commitment to you will never
change. And there’s nothing you can do about it. You don’t have to
respond. I love you, and that’s what it means.”
1 John 3:15
• 15 Anyone who hates another brother or
sister is really a murderer at heart. And you
know that murderers don’t have eternal life
within them
Love Is Not License
• 1. Love always commits itself to the highest good
for a person.
• 2. Love always stands in the way of their
• 1. If a person is doing something contrary to what
God has revealed in His word what is…
• The highest good for the person?
• How do we stand in the way of their destruction?