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Summary: You can give and not love, but you can never love without giving. God's nature is love, love loves to give... Do you give?

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GOD IS LOVE, LOVE'S VERY NATURE IS TO GIVE...

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

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John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth

in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

I. GOD IS LOVE, LOVE NEVER FAILS, GOD'S WHOLE NATURE IS LOVE...

A. HOW MUCH DOES GOD LOVE?

God SO LOVED...

B. We are PARTAKERS OF GOD'S NATURE OF LOVE... GOD GIVES SO GOD'S CHILDREN

HAVE TO FOLLOW THE DIVINE NATURE OF TWO ISSIES:

1. WE MUST LOVE...

2. WE MUST GIVE...

2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye

might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he

that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

2. GOD GAVE US THE CREATION, GOD GAVE MAN THE KEYS, AUTHORITY...

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth

3.WE ARE CREATED IN GOD'S IMAGE... WE MUST BECOME LOVE GIVERS.... AND GIVERS

OF LOVE. GOD TRUSTED MAN WITH HIS CREATION. GOD GAVE MAN THE KEYS, AUTHORITY...

Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have

dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the

earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Luke 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that

is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

4. THE BEST GIFT EVER KNOWN... GOD GAVE HIS SON, HIS ONLY SON...

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever

believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

5.GOD GAVE US THE FAMILY: EVE IS THE MOTHER OF ALL

Genesis 2:21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one

of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

[22] And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the

man.

[23] And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman,

because she was taken out of Man.

[24] Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they

shall be one flesh.

Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Matthew 19:6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined

together, let not man put asunder.

6. GOD GAVE HIS WORD...

DO WE KNOW THE POWER OF THE WORD GOD FRAMED THE WORLD?

WE HAVE THE SAME POWER IN THE WORDS WE SPEAK.

Psalm 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,

piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a

discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

7. GOD GAVE US 10 COMMANDMENTS, EVERYONE OF THEM ARE FOR OUR GOOD.

THE COMMANDMENTS MAKE PERSONAL, FAMILY AND SOCIAL LIFE HEALTHY...

(NOT MERE SUGGESTIONS)

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments

are not grievous.

4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh

the world, even our faith.

8. GOD GAVE US JESUS, JESUS GAVE US THE HOLY SPIRIT...

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name,

he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said

unto you.

John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the

Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away,

the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

9. THE HOLY SPIRIT GAVE US THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH...

Ephes. 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle,

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