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Summary: We so often get caught up in the business of life that we forget about the blessing of Love.

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Well things change. If you want to know what I was going to preach on, come next week or the rest because we were going to here about prayer but the Lord changed that last night at about 11 o clock.

Intro church.

Radically committed, they were a community that spoke to everyone about Christ.

They sold their things and made sure everyone had. They were growing in number so hectically that the Roman Government caught a wake up.

They were on fire for the Lord. You know where that expression comes from – well you try sitting in an upper room with a flame on your head say you are not on fire for the Lord

They were rocking. They were radical. But they were the Adam and Eve of Congregations. They were in a church God had planted himself. From then on he used others to plant the congregations – Ephesus and Phillipi and so on. But this first one – God himself put it together. And man did they rock for God.

On Friday night I stood in that Church. I was standing right over there and yet I was in down town Jerusalem. I watched as a community, however small was formed through hard work. I watched as the Holy Spirit entered into this place and has taken control. He is here- right here right now. And he will never leave. I was in the Acts 2 church.

We are tired, but we are excited. I am just so proud of what the Lord has used us to do already. But boy am I ready for what is about to come.

Today though – we rest. Today we take in the love and the grace that God has for each of us. Take in a deep breath of Gods Love, let it out. Take in a deep breath of his grace – let it out.

Gods Love, Romans 5:1-11, establishes for us three simple truths about the love of God:

It is without cause.

It is without measure.

It is without end.

Look for those truths as we read the entire passage:

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, {2} through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. {3} Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; {4} perseverance, character; and character, hope. {5} And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

{6} You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. {7} Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. {8} But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

{9} Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! {10} For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! {11} Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.


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