1 John 3:16-18

1 John 3:16–18 (ASV 1901)

16Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17But whoso hath the world’s goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him? 18My little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth.

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

A Chinese Christian soldier gives up his life for his fellow soldier, displaying a love that make the fellow officer cry.
Both Gerry and Dave speak about laying down their lives for others and they followed the command to the letter. They felt the conviction to be an open community, showing love to those around them by not hiding behind security fences. God gave them the grace to carry it through.