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God's Amazing Love

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God’s Amazing Love

Introduction: The power of Love: A husband and wife one day were fussing. They were really going at it. So the wife suggested they write down their complaints on a piece of paper and then show the other person exactly how they felt. She thought it might cut down on the bickering. The husband agreed and got the paper. She got out the pencils and they both started writing. They both wrote furiously for a while. The husband would pause, look at his wife, and write some more. the wife would pause, look up at her husband and write some more. the husband paused again, looked at his wife with an even angrier look on his face, and then he would write some more. The wife did the same and then put her pencil down. Her husband was still writing. He looked up at her in fury and continued writing. He kept writing. Then he wrote some more. Then he wrote some more. The wife was getting furious because she had filled up one side of her paper and he was still writing on the back of his paper. He kept looking up at her and coming up with more to write. every time he looked up something new would come and he'd write some more. The wife was in pain and agony. She was clenching her fists and tears of anger were welling up in her eyes. Finally, her husband said that he was finished. They exchanged sheets of paper and looked at each others sheet. As soon as she gave him her sheet and looked at his, she felt terrible. She wanted to take her sheet back. For when she looked at her husband's sheet of paper in spite of his anger and in spite of his pain, he had written on every line, "i love you, I love you, I live you. I'm ticked off, but I love you, I'm angry, but I love you. I don't want to be here now, but I love you". When she saw that much love, it covered the multitude of sins that had brought up the argument in the first place. That's the kind of love that God has for his children!
Romans 5:6–11 KJV 1900
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
Proposition: God's love is the greatest example of love you will ever see
Transitional Statement: There are 3 facts about God's love that we will look at. The first fact is:

God has given us proof of His love (vs 6-8)

A. Expound
2. “Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it” ().
3. “He loved me, and gave himself for me” ().
4. Two words that stick out in verse 6: without strength and ungodly
5. We are all weak; we can't save ourselves and we are all sinners
B. Application

1. God's love is unconditional

1. Christ died for the ungodly!
2. If a mother’s love can be so depicted, what of the love of God as manifested at Calvary?
3. Those iron bolts of Rome in the pierced hand of the crucified Christ could well have become thunderbolts of wrath.
4. He could have hurled His anathemas across a guilty world, summoned from the ramparts of heaven twelve shining legions with drawn and flaming swords, and marched to Armageddon then and there.
5. Instead yon lovely Man cried, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
6. Christ died for the ungodly.
7. This is the proof of God’s love; it is unconditional.

2. God's love is incomparable

1. Scarcely...righteous- a man of simply unexceptionable character.
2. peradventure...good man- a man who, besides being unexceptionable, is distinguished for goodness, a benefactor to society.
3. commendeth(“keeps on showing”)
4. While we were yet sinners! Jesus said, “I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” ().
5. “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” ().
6. It isn’t that we deserve God’s help and salvation, for we merit nothing but His undiluted wrath and unmitigated punishment.
7. Look at what sin has done to that fair and lovely world, the world upon which God uttered His benediction in the day of creation ().
8. Sin has outraged God and defiled both heaven and earth.
9. It has introduced rebellion and ruin where once He reigned supreme. The world is haunted by demons, disease, and death, and dotted with graveyards, hospitals, prisons, and mental institutions. It is ruined by vileness and squalor, misery and hatred, war and famine, blight and pestilence, death and decay—all products of sin.
10. And man is hand in glove with sin.
11. When God sent forth His Son to be their Saviour, men spat into the face of Jesus, plowed His back with a scourge, spiked Him naked and thorn-crowned to a tree, sneered and mocked Him in His anguish until the sun hid its blushing noonday face in shame and the earth quaked in terror and the bedrock granite rent wide in protest.
12. Yet despite it all, God has “made peace through the blood of his cross” (), surely one of the most astounding statements in the Word of God.
13. We could understand if it were to read that God had made war over that precious, outpoured blood and that cursed cross; but we read instead that He made peace through that very blood. God’s love is incomparable.

God provided His love for our benefit (Vs 9-10)


God’s love is unconditional

God’s love is incomparable

A. Expound

1. Justified- declared righteous.

1. In Paul writes "there is none righteous, no, not one"
Romans 3:10 NKJV
As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;
2. This is not to say God considers believers merely as if they had never sinned.
3. This would only indicate they were innocent.
4. Justification goes beyond this understanding.
5. Christ has paid the penalty for sin and guilt and has fulfilled the just requirements of the law.
6. God the Father applied Christ’s perfect work to the believer’s life in such a way that he or she is restored to a right standing with God.
7. In this way God declares a person righteous.

2. Reconciled- to restore to friendship or harmony

2. Reconciled- to restore to friendship or harmony

1. We are both justified and reconciled. “Not once in the Bible is God said to be reconciled.
2. The enmity is alone on our part.
3. It was we who needed to be reconciled to God, not God to us; and it is his atoning sacrifice which His righteousness and mercy have provided that makes reconciliation possible to those who receive it.” We are “saved from wrath,” says Paul
B. Application

1. Christ gave His life for us

1. Christ was “made sin” () in the place of sinners, dying as their substitute. God’s justice was demonstrated by punishing sin through the death of Christ ().
2. In Christ’s death God justified Himself (by punishing sin), as well as justifying believing sinners (by crediting Christ’s righteousness to them).
3. "much more"- The work of Christ did more than restore what Adam lost.
4. This fact is illustrated by the trespass offering required under the Mosaic law.
5. It was mandatory that the trespasser not only make good the actual loss he had inflicted on his victim but he must add a fifth to it by way of restitution.
6. The injured party thus became a gainer.
7. The work of Christ at Calvary has not only brought infinite glory to God but great gain to the believing sinner.
8. Because of Calvary, we become the sons of God and enjoy a relationship to God far closer than that enjoyed by Adam.
Christ gave His life for us. We are “justified by his blood” and “saved from wrath through him.” We have been “reconciled to God by the death of his Son.” But there is more to it than that.

2. Christ gave His life to us- Being reconciled, we shall be saved through his life

2. Christ gave His life to us- Being reconciled, we shall be saved through his life”

1. In other words, if God’s love reached us before, when we were in our sins, how much more now when we are vitally linked with His Son.
2. Our union with Him guarantees a continuing salvation and an ultimate arrival at glory.
3. Christ giving His life for us saves us from the penalty of sin;
4. Christ giving His life to us saves us from the power of sin,
5. as it will one day save us from the presence of sin.

God's love produces fruit (Verse 11)

A. Expound- We can see that there is an output from God's input
1. Paul says that we joy in God. This word is also means to boast! We boast in God because of what Christ has done for us.
2. The atonement is the same word here as reconciliation
B. Application
1. We can look at our lives and see if we are taking joy in God's love
2. Being reconciled with God should bring a satisfaction and such a joy to our lives that we want to shout it from the rooftops "Let me tell you about my Father"
3. Let me tell you how he saved my life and took me back in, showed me mercy and grace and loved me unconditionally.
4. There should be a change in the way we love because of the way he loved us first
C. Illustration: When a woman is pregnant, over time, tis going to show. Early on, it may not be clear to others. There will be changes hormonally, changes with regard to taste, and changes with regard to various habits. But if the changes are happening inside, they're going to show up after awhile outside of her too. Many of God's so-called children aren't pregnant with His love, because the changes aren't showing.
Conclusion- You've seen today the proof of God's amazing love and that he has provided his love, and that his love produces fruit. Have you been reconciled to God? Is there proof in your life that the love of God is in you?
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