THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD--PART III

SERMON TITLE: GOD LOVES YOU NO MATTER WHAT

SERMON THEME: GOD IS LOVING

 

INTRODUCTION: DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE GOD CANNOT LOVE YOU?

 

I JOHN 3:1

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

 

·         IF YOU DO NOT LOVE GOD, YOU WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE THE LOVE GOD HAS FOR YOU.

 

ROMANS 5:8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 

·         TO KNOW LOVE, YOU HAVE TO RECEIVE IT AND SHARE IT.

 

THE REALITY OF GOD’S LOVE

 

I) YOUR EARTHLY RELATIONSHIPS IMPACT YOUR VIEW OF YOUR HEAVENLY

FATHER.

 

LUKE 8:40:48

Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. 

48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

 

THREE LIES AND THREE TRUTHS THAT CLOUD OUR VIEW OF GOD

 

1) GOD IS JUDGMENTAL………. GOD IS COMPASSIONATE.

 

PSALM 103:13

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;

 

2) GOD IS ANGRY……… GOD IS PATIENT.

 

EXODUS 34:6

And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,

 

3) GOD IS HATEFUL……... GOD IS FULL OF LOVE.

 

ROMANS 5:8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 

II) GOD’S LOVE LOOKS BEYOND YOUR FAULTS.

THREE WAYS WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S LOVE

1) GOD WALKS WITH YOU.

 

DEUTERONOMY 31:8

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

 

·         THERE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT WALKING WITH SOMEONE WHO LOVES YOU.

 

2) GOD STOPS FOR YOU.

 

GENESIS 1:31-2:1-3

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

·         WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE UNLOVABLE, GOD STOPS FOR YOU.

 

3) GOD TALKS TO YOU.

 

JEREMIAH 29:12-13

12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

 

·         THE LAVISHED LOVE OF YOUR FATHER LABELS YOU AS HIS CHILD.

 

 

III) GOD FILLS YOU WITH HIS LOVE SO YOU CAN SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.

 

I JOHN 4:12

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

 

·         WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE FATHER’S LOVE IS WHEN YOU CAN ACTUALLY GIVE IT AWAY.

 

CONCLUSION: WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THE FATHER’S LAVISH LOVE?