"This is the Message..."
by T. Austin-Sparks
"John, when he wrote the Revelation made perfectly clear to one church this: you can be doing all the Christian work without all the Christian Love; the dynamic of all your activities has gone, and you're carrying on the activities. It's just possible to be full of Christian works without the Life and the Love being there. A lot of people are working tremendously hard in Christianity, but... but... there's lacking something, isn't there? A vital something is lacking and that's just that that John was saying. No, it isn't the teaching, it isn't the doctrine, it isn't the theory, it is not even the works that you're doing. It's the mighty power of this Life registering, that you know in your own experience every day His Life is a resurrection Life in you, in me, every day; that's the testimony. This is the testimony, this is the message!"
1 John 1:5, 2:25, 3:23, 4:3, 5:4,6,9,14,20