The Love Of God

There’s one set of words you can hear over and over and never get tired of them:  “I love you.”  And this is what God says to us, and wants us to hear from him, every day.  No matter where you are, what you are doing, or what you have done, God loves you.  He desires you to know that love, feel that love, walk in that love, and act on that love.  Let Him tell you again today: “My child, I love you.” (Recorded August 1, 1999)

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Message Notes

Psalm 36:5-7

Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O LORD, you preserve both man and beast. How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.

I John 3:1

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

Ephesians 3:17b-19

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge– that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Outline

God Loves You.  He says it over and over through the Bible, and he says it every day you’re alive.  And he’ll say it throughout eternity.  His love is everlasting.  Let me tell you over and over today:  God Loves You.

1.  He loved you when he created you.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5).

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be (

2.  He loved you while you were sinning.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions– it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:4-7).

3.  He loved you when you came back to him.

So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him (Luke 15:20).

Conclusion and Prayer

He will love you forever.  His love is everlasting.  I pray you’ll be able to know it, sense it, feel it, walk in it, act on it, and lavish in it.

Psalm 36:5-7

Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O LORD, you preserve both man and beast. How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.

I John 3:1

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

Ephesians 3:17b-19

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge– that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

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