Summary: Why Did You Fall In Love With Jesus?
From Earth, With Love
Sending Love Letters to God
3 As an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.
5 Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apples, for I am sick with love.
6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me!
I. Why Did You Fall In Love With Jesus?
a. This is crucial for examining the substance of your own salvation.
b. In any voluntary relationship, it is initiated by attraction
c. The “attraction” to Christ is through the Holy Spirit’s gift of faith to believe.
d. We believe in His perfect life and mission
e. We believe in His voluntary death for our sins
f. We believe in His miraculous resurrection from being dead for 3 days
g. We believe in His ascension to Heaven where He prepares to return
h. Our response and acknowledgement of this faith is surrender.
i. That moment of faith and surrender seal our salvation as the creator of the universe and His own creation are united in a bond of love
j. When we are united in this way, a relationship begins and you become transformed through fellowship with God
k. Do your love burn for him?
l. Can you say, “Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.” (Psa 145:2)
II. What Do You Do With This Love?
a. You Explore It
i. What does it mean to you? (Significance)
ii. What does it do to you? (Influence)
iii. What does it create in you? (Inspiration)
iv. How can you best feel it? (Sensitivity)
b. You Cherish It
i. How can you appreciate it? (Honor)
ii. What is it worth to you? (Value)
iii. What can it do in you? (Consequence)
c. You Express It
i. How can it change you? (Affects)
ii. How can you explain it? (Expression)
iii. How can you personify it? (Identity)
iv. How can you live in the constant light of it? (Holiness)
d. What would your love letter say?
i. Delirious – Hands of Kindness