A lesson from the movie “Frozen.” What is real love? 1 John 3

“Only an act of true love will thaw a frozen heart!” – Olaf The Snow Man

Spoiler Alert: In the ending of “Frozen”, Anna sacrifices her life for her sister Elsa. Elsa did not deserve this sacrifice, but Anna chose to die in order to saver her sister. This is one of the greatest examples of true love in all cartoons!  True love is sacrificial love. Watch the clip below…

Real love is giving up your life for another.

“We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.” 1 John 3:16

Jesus died even though we didn’t deserve it. To share the love of Christ with others we must sacrifice for them. In the same way that Anna came back to life, Jesus also came back to life. Unlike Anna Jesus can give us the power to love like him! If you are a Christian Jesus fills you with his love and gives you the power to share it!

True Love is shown by it’s actions.

As Olaf said, “an act of true love” was the thing that would break the curse. In the same way the “act of” Christ dying on the cross saved us from sin. For us “the act” of love is making sacrifices for the sake of others. Talk is cheap. Love is costly.

“If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.” 1 John 3:17-18

If we see someone in need, but don’t help that’s not love. You should question if you really have God’s love if you don’t have compassion for the needy in your life.

This doesn’t mean we have to help everyone but we should be sacrificially loving those whom God has but in our lives!  It’s time to stop talking about about loving people and actually do something.

What is one loving action that you can do for someone today?

Share on Facebook or Twitter or post a comment. Get daily updates by subscribing by email. From my reading in 1 John 3 in the One Year Bible New Testament.

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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