Summary: God’s Love saves sinners! But it is God’s Love that calls us to the ministry too!
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A Ministry of Huckaby’s Evangelism
Today’s Sermon Title
The Love of God
By Evangelist Gary L. Huckaby
Greetings, my dear brothers and sisters In Christ Jesus. Thank you for seeing fit to come and listen to this humble servant of our Lord and Saviour. I hope and pray that your heart will be stirred to greater service for our Lord through the message today.
If you happen to be here today and do not know that heaven will be your eternal home, I would like to ask that you listen very carefully to what I am about to say in this message; and then come to the only one who can save you from eternal condemnation, The Lord Jesus Christ.
My text today comes from the book of First Timothy. Please turn there in your Bible and we will begin our message with the reading from God’s holy Word.
1 Ti 1:5, Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
1Ti 1:6, From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
1Ti 1:7, Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
1Ti 1:8, But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
1Ti 1:9, Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1Ti 1:10, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
1Ti 1:11,According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
1Ti 1:12, And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
1Ti 1:13, Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
1Ti 1:14, And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1Ti 1:15, This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
1Ti 1:16, Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
1Ti 1:17, Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Our Heavenly Father, meet with us today, and speak to every heart and mind through this message. The best that I know how, I yield my self to Thee right now. Speak to me and through me in this message today. I pray for your children to be stirred to greater service for Thee. I pray that the lost unbelieving soul will come to Christ for salvation during this time together. Bless us we ask in this hour, and for the rest of our days upon earth. In The Name Above Every Name; Your Son, Jesus Christ, I ask this. Amen!
Often times when you hear a message on the Love of God, you will usually hear a message about the crucifixion of Jesus upon the cross of Calvary, and this is a picture of God’s Love for sinners. I have preached on the cross more than any other subject from the Bible in my thirty plus years of preaching.
The fact of the death of Jesus on that cross truly does show us and prove to us that God Loves the sinner. In fact, God Loves the sinner so much that He was willing to allow His Only Begotten Son to die the worst of deaths upon that cross. While it is true that one can find the depts of God’s Love on the cross of Calvary, it is also true that God’s Love goes much farther than just that. His Love extends to the Resurrection, the ascension, and the present ministry of His Son. His Love reaches everywhere, at every time, under any circumstance, and His Love will continue to be explored throughout all of eternity.
For me to even attempt to speak on God’s Love causes me to see the unworthiness of myself, and of you who are listening to me.God’s Love is the Greatest! For God is the Greatest! And, "God Is Love!"
Look back with me for a few moments please at our text verses. I want to point out a few things about this Great Love of which God Is!