1 John 3.1-3 is one of the most prominent scriptures where our identity as dearly loved children of God is established. But if we’re not careful, we’ll read the message of God’s love through all the broken ways we’ve been loved and through all our failed and faulty attempts to love others. So this morning we take some time to identify how God doesn’t love us, the familiar kinds of love that aren’t really love at all when compared to the pure, unconditional love of God. The goal this morning is to rest in God’s love as the source of our past, present, and future identity. Then out of that rest perhaps all of our working toward transformation will become less tiresome, less manipulative, and less anxious.