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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: andpours 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)
Discipline: The key to raising respectful, respectable, happy, grateful, successful, God-honoring children
God tells us to discipline our children and he gives us the example of a loving Father disciplining a son whom he loves. Good parenting requires consistent discipline.
Primary Claim: A church that tolerates false teachings is in danger of Christ’s judgment against sin.
We need to abide in Christ to bear more fruit.
A poignant example of how to properly run your church in periods of growth according to God's Word.