Calvary Attitudes, Part 4

4. The fourth group around the cross, the smallest group, included the friends of Jesus and their attitude toward Him was one of genuine love. Only five of Jesus’ friends came to stand by His cross. One of them was John the beloved disciple, and the other four were women. …

Calvary Attitudes, Part 3

3. A third group around the cross represented the common people and their attitude toward Jesus was one of deepest sympathy. No one read the story of the crucifixion without wondering what had happened to the multitude that had been singing the praises of Jesus such a short time …

Calvary Attitudes, Part 2

2. A second group at the cross was made up of the Jewish rulers and their attitude toward Jesus was one of bitter hatred. These rulers included the chief priests and scribes, and members of the Sanhedrin. Their hatred of Jesus grew out of the fact that he did not …

Calvary Attitudes

Text: John 19:1-7, 16-18, 23-26, 38-42

Introduction. When Christ was put to death it was the time of the Passover and the city of Jerusalem was filled with strangers. The case of Jesus had stirred the entire country and a large crowd gathered to watch him die. In that crowd …

The Love of God, Part 6

Conclusion. God’s love is unparalleled and incomprehensible. It is so majestic, so marvelous, so limitless, I scarce can take it in. When I think of Jesus dying for me, it stirs my soul and touches my heart. What is your response to the love of God? You may deny it, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …