Lake Region Bible Church

THE LOVE OF GOD: and His Eternal Glory (Trinity/Message #1/3 * John 3:16) 02-08-2015

1. The Love of God

● God loves because God is love: and He created us in His image & for His own glory (1Jn 4:7, Ge 1-2; Rev 21-22)


● God hates sin: & unbelieving sinners are separated from God & under His wrath (Pv 6:16; Heb 7:26; Jn 3:36)


● God loves His chosen people with unmerited love (Dt 7:6ff; Eph 1:3ff)


● God loves His people by calling us His children and through His discipline (Hos 1:10; 1Jn 3:1; Pv 3:11f; Heb 12:6)


● God so loved the world He gave & sent His only Son: to save those who would believe (Jn 3:16-17)


● God loved sinners thru the cross and Jesus loves me (Ro 5:6ff; Gal 2:20)


● God our Father saves us by grace thru faith in Christ: and pours His love into our hearts thru the Holy Spirit (Jn 20:17; Ro 5)


● Christ loves His church and is coming back for His bride (Eph 5:25ff; Rev 19)


● Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Ro 8:31ff; Jn 10:28f)


● God’s salvific-love brings Him eternal glory: which He shares with us (Jn 17; Ro 1:5-7)


2. Loving God unto His Eternal Glory

● Love God, thru Christ, with all our being (1Jn 4 & 5; Dt 6:4ff)

→ Love one another as Jesus loved us (Jn 13:34; 1Jn 4:7ff)

→ Love our neighbors & our enemies (Mt 5:43ff; Lk 10:29ff)


● Trust & Rejoice in God’s promises (for those who love Him)

→ all things work together for good... (Ro 8:28)

→ God disciplines those He loves… (Heb 12:6)

→ we will receive the crown of life… (Jm 1:12)


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