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Summary: 1. The Object of His Love 2. The Purpose of His Love 3. The Results of His Love

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Romans 5:8

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

- So often God’s love does not seem very evident

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were

Building an ark people would not believe & mocked us

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were

At Mt. Sinai God gave us a bunch of Do’s & Don’ts of the 10 Commandments

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were

Left in the wilderness for 40 years

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were

Being dragged off to Babylon he let Jerusalem burn

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were

Told to feed 5000 men and all we could find was 5 loaves & 2 fishes

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were

Told to take a boat to the other side of the lake a storm came up and we were being swamped.

Romans 5:8 (AV)

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Commendeth

- God is committed or entrust to us His care or keeping of His love

Tense – Present

Voice - Active

Indicative Mood - States a thing as being a FACT

John 15:13 (AV)

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Romans 5:6 (AV)

6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Romans 8:36–37 (AV)

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

The Object of His Love

1. v.6 Without strength

- A helpless dependent child

- Incapable of doing anything for ourselves

- Not knowing purpose

- Elisha & widow of Zarephath 1 Ki 17:9-24

- Just a handful of meal & oil that we and my son may eat & die

2. v. 6 - Ungodly

- Denying God

- Leads to a lifestyle of vicious wickedness

Based on their personal logic & knowledge

- Elkins Inter Mountain wrote article on Elkins Christian Academy 9/20/12

One comment from moondog example of denying God

Sounds absolutely boring. Poor children having their individuality taken away. Christianity--making sheep out of people for more than 2 thousand years!

And what's this? "we teach creation as opposed to evolution." Admittedly furthering the dissemination of impossible fairy tales as truth.

Matthew 10:33 (AV)

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

3. v. 8 - Sinners

The Prodigal Son – Lk. 15:12-16 – Picture of the Sinner

• Self-willed - v.12

• Selfish - v.13

• Separation - v.13

• Sensual - v.13

• Suffering - v.14

• Shame - v.15

• Starvation - v.16

• Scorned - v.16

4. v. 10 - Enemies

Psalm 5:4 (AV)

4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

The Purpose of His Love

Jesus came to die as payment & substitute

1. v. 9 - To Save

- In the darkness of bondage

- No hope

- Nothing but death faced man


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