My Relationship with God? It's Personal
January 2, 2011 Speaker: Series: It's Personal
Topic: Vision & the Church Verse: 1 John 4:7–4:10
“My Relationship with God? It’s Personal”
Pastor Duane Cross | 01.02.2011
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” I John 4:7-10(NIV)
“THE FURIOUS LOVE OF GOD”
I) WHO YOU ARE.
“But now in Christ Jesus you who were once far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13)
2) HOW WE LIVE.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” (I John 4:18)
“TO BE SEIZED BY THE POWER OF A GREAT AFFECTION”
3) HOW YOU LOVE AND WHY YOU OBEY.
“In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.”
(I John 5:3)
Personal progression of our relationship with God.
1) Potter and clay.
2) He is Shepard. We are sheep.
4) We are His children and He is our ABBA.
5) Now I call you friend_.
6) We are the Bride/church.
WHAT KIND OF LOVE IS THIS? THIS IS THE FURIOUS LOVE OF GOD.