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B. THE LIVING WORD — Living For Eternity Requires Feeding On The Living And Abiding Word of God In Order To Aggressively Love One Another

(1:22 – 2:3) — Proper Exercise and Diet are keys to Good Health

1. PROPER EXERCISE — Aggressive Love Should Be the New Lifestyle of Those Who Have Experienced the Power of the Word of God (:22-25)

a. The Command (“fervently love one another from the heart”) Sets Forth the Expectation of the Goal of our New Lifestyle

b. Two Reasons That Support This Command — Because we have experienced the power of the Word of God:

(1) In Initial Purification

(2) In Regeneration

Illustration (:24-25) — The Word of God is Abiding