For the month of February, I am preaching a new sermon series
that I’ve entitled “Love Works.” The Bible has a lot to say about
love and especially about God’s love for us. In fact, God exclaims
His love for us in the Bible 310 times in 280 verses. John, the
disciple whom Jesus loved and often referred to as “The Apostle
of Love,” reminds us, “He who does not love does not know God,
for God is love” (1 John 4:8).
Love Works is all about exploring what the Bible says about love
and experiencing what love does in our lives and our relationship
with God, with one another, and with others. Over the next few
weeks, we’ll explore what happens when we really begin to grasp
how much God loves us. What it means to truly love God back.
And what happens when we begin to love one another and others
out of the love with which God first loved us. I hope you will
make plans to join me each Sunday in February. You will not
want to miss these messages. When all else fails in your world…
Lesson 1: The Unbelievable Love of God
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in
them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love
God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God,
and God in them. 1 John 4:15-16
1. God’s Love is Un .
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor
demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither
height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to
separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2. God’s Love is Un .
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an
everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
3. God’s Love is Un .
We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19
Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with
you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is
intended to turn you from your sin? Romans 2:4 (NLT)
4. God’s Love is Un .
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not
from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can
boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
5. God’s Love is Un .
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever
believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (ESV)
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us
while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8 (NLT)