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Summary: We stand in awe when we consider the great love God has for us. Surrounded by such love, we can triumph in every trial or crisis we encounter.

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Visualizing the suffering His Son endured for our sins, our minds cannot conceive the depth of the love that the Father had for us to allow this to happen…but praise God! He did!


“….what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 1:10-20

“Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.” Romans 8:34

Notice, intercession for us…not testimony against us. If we have been saved with an eternal salvation, why do we need an Intercessor before the Father? Because Satan continually accuses us before God.

The Apostle John wrote, “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. (1 John 2:1)


It is impossible for the human mind to fathom the awesome love that God has for us, but the hymn “The Love of God” comes as close to expressing it as humanly possible. I think you might agree. This lovely song has its roots in a Jewish poem, written Germany in the eleventh century. The third verse comes from the lines penciled on the wall in an insane asylum. It was discovered there after the patient died. Frederick M. Lehman, an American evangelist had a handwritten copy of these lines and used them to compose this song in 1917.

The love of God is greater far,

Than tongue or pen can ever tell;

It goes beyond the highest star,

And reaches to the lowest hell;

The guilty pair, bowed down with care,

God gave His Son to win;

His erring child He reconciled,

And pardoned from his sin.

When years of time shall pass away,

And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,

When men, who here refuse to pray,

On rocks and hills and mountains call,

Gods love so sure, shall still endure,

All measureless and strong;

Redeeming grace to Adams race,

The saints and angels song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,

And were the skies of parchment made,

Were every stalk on earth a quill,

And every man a scribe by trade,

To write the love of God above,

Would drain the ocean dry.

Nor could the scroll contain the whole,

Though stretched from sky to sky.

O love of God, how rich and pure!

How measureless and strong!

It shall forevermore endure

The saints and angels song.


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