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God's Declared Love: Part 2

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God's Declared Love: Part 2
Romans 5:6-8
John 3:16

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
The Timing of God's Love
God's Perfect Love for the Elecet
God's Perfect Love For Humanity
Ephesians 5:25-26

"25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word"
The Objects of God's Love
John 3:16

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."
God's Perfect Love in the Trinity
The Cost of God's Love
God has set His love on the . . .
Weak:
The Ungodly:
Sinners:
Our weakness is a reminder that we could never achieve righteousness on our own
Our ungodliness is a reminder that we have forever marred the image of God in us
Our sinfulness reveals even those things that only God and us know about what we think, desire, and do
"The Righteous and Good Man Illustration"
The Love of the Father for the Son
Colossians 1:13
Jesus is the 'beloved' Son
John 3:16
Jesus is the only Son
Psalm 73:25
Jesus is the best thing in all of Heaven and Earth
1 Peter 1:18
Even the blood of Jesus is precious
Why does it matter that God Loves His Children?
Makes sense of trials: Romans 5:3-5
Motivation to love God: 1 John 4:19
Motivation to love Others: 1 John 4:11
Basis of a Healthy Marriage: Ephesians 5:25
Endurance in Ministry: 2 Corinthians 4:1
Faithfulness to the Truth: 2 Corinthians 4:1-3
Foundation for Sacrificial Worship: Luke 7:47
A Love to Be Experienced
“It is to be received, to be absorbed, and to be felt.” - D.A. Carson
Ephesians 3:16-19

“16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
The Kind Gift of God
Means of Experiencing the Love of God
James 4:8a
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.”
Means of Experiencing the Love of God
Means of Experiencing the Love of God
Means of Experiencing the Love of God
Means of Experiencing the Love of God
Galatians 5:22-23a
"22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control . . . "
Cultural Hints
“The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.” - Francis Schaeffer.
Creation Displays
Romans 8:39
“nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Community Expressions
Romans 12:15
"Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep."
Conscientious Meditation
1. Sing about and listen to music about the love of God
2. Listen to preaching about the love of God
3. Rehearse how you see God's love
4. Engage in the Gospels about God's love
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