John tells us that the acid test of whether we love God is if we keep His commands. Yet over the centuries, Christians have invented many ways to try to get around this plain teaching. This lesson includes a significant portion of an 18th century sermon by John Wesley entitled Holiness is Not Legalism. Wesley tackles this problem head on and exposes the folly of those who seek to skirt God's commands. We also take a look at what Jesus means when He says "my yoke is easy," as well examine the burdensome yoke of man-made religious rules.
This is the Love of God (1 John 5:1-5) - Lesson Outline (PDF)