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Sermon on Three Levels of Love:

Sermon on Three Levels of Love:
* Infantile (My Wants)
* Childlike (Our Happiness)
* Mature (Your Glory)

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The Glory of Love The Glory of Love Presentation Transcript

  • THE GLORY OF LOVE Ernie PrabhakarKingsWay Community Church April 29, 2012
  • GLORYa distinguished quality orasset “best attributes”that secures praise orrenown “celebrated”
  • LOVE
  • THEFOURLOVESC. S. Lewis
  • DOES GOD REALLY LOVE ME?
  • WHAT IS LOVE?
  • 1 John 4:8  (NIV)Whoever does not love does not know God,because God is love.
  • 1 John 4:16  (NIV)And so we know and rely on the love Godhas for us. God is love. Whoever lives inlove lives in God, and God in him.
  • 1 John 4:10  (NIV)This is love: not that we loved God, butthat he loved us and sent his Son as anatoning sacrifice for our sins.
  • 1 John 5:3  (NIV)This is love for God: to obey hiscommands. And his commands are notburdensome,
  • 2 John 1:6  (NIV)And this is love: that we walk in obedienceto his commands. As you have heard fromthe beginning, his command is that youwalk in love.
  • LOVE IS...What God isGod sending Jesus to die for usObeying the commands of a God who loves us
  • WHO IS LOVED?
  • Luke 10:27  (NIV)He answered: "Love the Lord your Godwith all your heart and with all your souland with all your strength and with all yourmind;and, Love your neighbor as yourself."
  • John 13:34  (NIV)"A new command I give you: Love oneanother. As I have loved you, so you mustlove one another.
  • Ephesians 5:25  (NIV)Husbands, love your wives, just as Christloved the church and gave himself up forher
  • Matthew 5:44  (NIV)But I tell you: Love your enemies and prayfor those who persecute you,
  • WE MUST LOVE:
  • WE MUST LOVE:God with all our heart, soul, mind, strength
  • WE MUST LOVE:God with all our heart, soul, mind, strengthOne another as Jesus loved us
  • WE MUST LOVE:God with all our heart, soul, mind, strengthOne another as Jesus loved usOur wives as Christ loved the church
  • WE MUST LOVE:God with all our heart, soul, mind, strengthOne another as Jesus loved usOur wives as Christ loved the churchOur neighbor as ourselves
  • WE MUST LOVE:God with all our heart, soul, mind, strengthOne another as Jesus loved usOur wives as Christ loved the churchOur neighbor as ourselvesOur enemies
  • THREE LOVES
  • I. INFANTILEMy wants “Storge” - AffectionI love you Because you give me what I wantI know you love me Because you give me what I want
  • II. CHILDLIKEOur happiness “Phileo” - FriendshipI love you Because we make each other happyI know you love me Because we make each other happy
  • III. MATUREYour glory “Agape” - CovenantI love you Because you seek my gloryI know you love me Because you seek my glory
  • TRAINER: DAY 1I hate you.You make me do things I don’t want to do.My muscles ache.  My joints creak.  My steps are slow.I feel ten years older.
  • TRAINER: DAY 30I feel ten years younger.My muscles are stronger.  My joints flex.  My steps arespringy.You make me do things I don’t want to do.I love you.
  • WHY DO WE SIN
  • James 4 :1-3 (NIV)What causes fights and quarrels among you?Don’t they come from your desires thatbattle within you?You desire but do not have, so you kill. Youcovet but you cannot get what you want, soyou quarrel and fight.
  • You do not have because you do not askGod.When you ask, you do not receive, becauseyou ask with wrong motives, that you mayspend what you get on your pleasures.
  • WE DON’T BELIEVE GOD LOVES US
  • OUR FLESH SEEKS...What we want Then our happiness Then our gloryOur glory At the price of destroying His glory
  • GOD LOVES US MATURELY
  • GOD’S SPIRIT SEEKS...Our glory Then our happiness Then our wantsOur glory At the price of veiling His glory
  • WE MUST LOVE AS GOD LOVES
  • OUR SPIRIT SEEKS...God’s glory Then our glory Then our happiness Then our wantsOur glory is found in revealing His glory
  • Luke 9:24 (NLT)If you try to hang on to your life, you willlose it. But if you give up your life for mysake, you will save it.
  • ReasonHOPE FAITH SOUL MIND body Emotion Decision HEART LOVE
  • John 11:33-36 (NIV)When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jewswho had come along with her also weeping,he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.“Where have you laid him?” he asked.“Come and see, Lord,” they replied.Jesus wept.Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”
  • GOD REALLY LOVES ME
  • GIVE GLORY TO GOD