David C Cook COVID-19 Response


Confident Love

Lesson 11 


Fall 2020


By: RLD Editorial Team 


November 15, 2020

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Lesson Focus:

Trusting Jesus transforms us from haters into lovers.

Bible Basis:

1 John 3:11–24

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Trusting Jesus transforms us from haters into lovers.

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Music Video, Traditional: “Nothing but the Blood”
Music Video, Multicultural: “Come By Here + Holy Spirit” by Urban Doxology
Music Video, Contemporary: “Pursued” by Mark Barlow
Guzik’s Commentary on 1 John 3
Spurgeon’s Exposition of 1 John 3
Pulpit Commentary of 1 John 3

Memory Verse:

24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
—1 John 3:24

Step 1

Materials Needed:

  • None

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In September, legal developments in the UK edged a trial date closer for two Britons accused of terrorist killings. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh had traveled to Syria to fight with ISIS. They are on trial for executing British humanitarian aid worker David Haines in 2013. His brother, Mike Haines, initially desired revenge for David’s murder, but he has since devoted his life to teaching kindness and warning of the dangers of radicalization. “The voices of hatred are loud and in all sorts of places,” Mike says. “But kindness is strong and deep…. Kindness is the greatest force in this world.”

The Apostle John warned believers not to be surprised if the world hated them, and he urged them to show love anyway. Jesus showed sacrificial love, even to those who hated him. Therefore, Jesus models the way we can love our enemies.


  • When have you seen kindness speak louder than hatred?
  • Where can you show love even though you might be hated for doing so?
  • Of what value is a loving act if the person rejects it?

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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