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This Is Love - Part 3

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This Is Love - Part 3

The Love Of God

Psalm 103:3–4 NLT
3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. 4 He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
Confession of Faith
I am not moved by what I see or by what I feel. I am moved by what I believe. I believe the WORD of God! The victory is mine! I have it now! I can see it through the eyes of my faith!
So Last week, we talked about the grace and mercy of God
Grace is God’s giving us what we do not deserve, and mercy is God’s not giving us what we do deserve.
The Love Of God
Romans 5:8 NLT
8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
Romans 5:8 KJV 1900
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
The word Commendeth means to show, prove, exhibit, demonstrate! It’s in the present tense:
which means today God is showing and proving his love to us!
This Love is directed to the sinner: The people described in Romans 1:29-31
Romans 1:29–31 NLT
29 Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. 30 They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. 31 They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy.
Here is my point - While we were and are operating and living lives as sinners - God proved his love for you and me! This that love that stooped down to save me and you! See we would expect him to save someone who is righteous and good, but it catches us off guard when he saves those called sinners
This is Love
1 Corinthians 15:3 NLT
3 I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said.
The first thing we preach as the Good News is that Christ died for us!
He died for our benefit
He died for our sake
He died on our behalf
He died instead of you and me
He died as our substitute
Mark 10:45 NLT
45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
1 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV
7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
2 Corinthians 5:15 NLT
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.
Ephesians 5:2 NLT
2 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.
This Is Love
John 3:16 NKJV
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
This love - transcends religion and just being good! This Love does not only love the people who love him,
This Love includes the unbelieving,
The Selfish
The greedy
The spiteful,
The vengeful,
and The haters
This Love of God wants everyone to be saved:
1 Timothy 2:4 NKJV
4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
God is Love
1 John 4:8 NKJV
8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:16 NKJV
16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
God Loves: He Acts on His Love, He demonstrates and shows His Love.
This Love Acts:
This Love expresses itself, God’s love does not sit still doing nothing!
God’s love is not dormant, complacent or inactive
God wants us to know his love! He wants us to reach everyone in this world with his love!
1 John 3:16 NKJV
16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
1 John 4:9 NLT
9 God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.
This Is Love
John 15:13 NKJV
13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
Even before he gave up his life for us
Isaiah 53:5 NKJV
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
Romans 5:6 NLT
6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.
This Is Love
God took the initiative to save you and me! We did not seek to save ourselves. God looked out to save you and me
Ephesians 2:4 NKJV
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
He gave his only begotten Son - Jesus!
Acts 2:23–24 NLT
23 But God knew what would happen, and his prearranged plan was carried out when Jesus was betrayed. With the help of lawless Gentiles, you nailed him to a cross and killed him. 24 But God released him from the horrors of death and raised him back to life, for death could not keep him in its grip.
This Series has brought us to this place!
This is Love - God’s Love which was designed to save you and me!
This is Love that came to keep us from perishing
This is Love that came to give us eternal life
This is Love that came to save us - based on our belief
This Is Love
Next Steps:
Read the book of Job
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