- People think of the Christian life as a joyless observance of rules.
What answer to this contained in these verses?
Is it your experience?
- If we are disciples of Jesus, why must we expect hatred from the world?
Why did many hate and persecute Jesus?
- Love not only feels, but acts.
By what actions is:
(a) the love of the Father shown to the Son,
(b) the love of the Son to his disciples, and
(c) the love of the disciples to one another?
Cf. 3:35; 5:20; 1John 3:16-18.