The Love of God, Part 5

4. Finally, God’s love is a saving love. The story of Adam is the story of every man. When he sinned, we lost something. We lost the approval of God. We lost the fellowship of God. We lost the life of God. But we did not lose the love of God. God loves us anyway … [Read more…]

The Love of God, Part 4

3. Thirdly, God’s love is a giving love. For some reason, it was necessary that God give his Son to suffer and die if you and I were to live eternally. God loved His Son with all the love that a father can have for his son but His love didn’t stop there. His great … [Read more…]

The Love of God, Part 3

2. Secondly, God’s love is unmerited and unsolicited. It is unmerited because we do not deserve it. Ephesians 2:8-10. Titus 3:5. It is unsolicited because even though we need it so much, we do not seek it. One of the most beautiful stories in the Bible is the story of Hosea and Gomer. Hosea came … [Read more…]

The Love of God, Part 2

1. In the first place, God’s love is limitless in its scope. Our love is a very limited love. We love but a few people and we do not love them all the same. But God loves every person on the face of the earth who ever lived or ever will live; and, He loves … [Read more…]

The Love of God

Text: John 3:16 Introduction. A few years before his death, the great Swiss theologian, Dr. Karl Barth, addressed students at the University of Chicago. Afterwards, he was asked to name the greatest thought that had ever passed through his mind. The aging professor paused for a long time in serious thought. Then he lifted his … [Read more…]

Luke 22:48

“But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?” You can’t always tell what’s inside by what one sees on the outside. The saying “You can’t judge a book by its cover” is applicable to this situation. Judas, one of the twelve, traveled with Jesus, saw the miracles, saw … [Read more…]

Luke 7:24-30

Three times in this portion of scripture Jesus asks the question: “… what went ye out for to see?” After each time Jesus asked this question He added another to it. 1. (v.24) “… What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?” Some of these people perhaps … [Read more…]

Don’t Miss Christmas: Selected Scriptures

Introduction Nearly everyone missed that first Christmas. Like people today, they were busy, consumed with all kinds of things – some important, some not – but nearly everyone missed Christ. The similarities between their world and ours are striking. Every one of those people has a counterpart in our modern world. The Innkeeper (Lk.2:6-7) Scripture … [Read more…]

Genesis 21:17b

What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. This seems a little strange when you first read it, but if you continue in the text you will discover something interesting. God says, “What’s bothering you?” Good question isn’t it? A lot of things bother us. … [Read more…]

Genesis 46:3

And he said, I am God, the God of thy father; fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: Did you know that sometimes the things we consider defeats in our lives are really blessings? That’s why we need to pray. Prayer is an important aspect … [Read more…]