Summary: How will we win our friends, family and neighbors to the Lord? Not by telling them what they need to do things differently in their lives, But by the doing what Jesus said to do, Love others as well as you love yourself!
Love, is one powerful 4 letter word!
1st John 4:7-10 MSG.
7-10. My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesnt know the first thing about God, because God is love, so you cant know him if you dont love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they've done to our relationship with God
Unconditional Love, only comes from God and the love God offers, is the only thing that can truly fill the void in our lives
The I just know and feel like theres something missing in my life void that everyone has, but not everyone is willing to admit!
While you might find temporary fulfillment of love through people and material things,
there is no true fulfillment in life without the love of God.
you can't earn it, buy it, or win it,
The good news is, He does not love you because of who you are anyway, I mean think about it, at our best.... our garments are as filthy rags!
if He loved us because of who we and what we truly are, would He even want to love us?
How many times have you heard people say, well he's just not the man or woman that I fell in love with and married,
Chances are, he or she was always that person, they just saved the informal introduction, for after the honeymoon.
You see, God knows the real you before the relationship ever starts and He loves and accepts you just the way you are, for who you are.
His Love isnt based on our actions or deeds!
Thank God, that He loves us, because of who He is and not because of who we are!
We can find sweet rest in that very fact, His Love for us, is based on His Love alone and has nothing to do with us!
His love for us, is what makes His grace towards us possible
God loved us, long before we ever loved Him, He loved us before we ever were anything at all
and nothing can ever change His mind about Loving us, He is the only constant we can depend on, He never changes! Amen!
Rom 8:38-39 MSG.
I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.
Nothing can separate us from His Love, God is omnipresent, He has already been everywhere time will ever be,
That means His Love goes everywhere He goes and it's pretty awesome to think that,
His Love is already waiting for us to arrive,
everywhere, every moment we will ever be,
to enjoy today, tomorrow and forever!
And the amazing thing is, that He already knows,
how were going to respond and how were going to act in every situation,
and still says, My Love for you, is still bigger than that!
God hates sin, but loves the sinner! It's not a conditional love, the way the world loves
Shouldn't the church try to be the same way?
Ill. "Stinky homeless guy" he didn't want a hand out, he wanted Jesus in his life, looks are deceiving, only God knows what's going on in any situation.
Religion, the religious side of it, sometimes to seem to measure out Gods Love with a teaspoon, yet expects it, in their lives by the truck load!
No angels or demons can do anything about it, to affect the availability of Gods Great Love!
Not even the whole worlds sin, past and forever more, is greater than the love and grace God has provided for our forgiveness!
they all, are powerless to change His love for us and once you truly grab a hold of His love,
it drives them crazy, because they know there is nothing they can do to separate you from it,
The accuser and his cronies, they've always known it, that's why they fight you so hard, to keep you from realizing it, because once someone finally makes that realization, their work is finished, they have to go!
Romans 5:6-8 MSG.
6-8. Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didnt, and doesnt, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadnt been so weak, we wouldnt have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.