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PowerPoint slides in support of Rhema Christian Fellowship Ministry's Bible Study Program. This slideshow is for the Beyond Belief: Exploring The Character of God, Session 2: God Is Loving. Slides …

PowerPoint slides in support of Rhema Christian Fellowship Ministry's Bible Study Program. This slideshow is for the Beyond Belief: Exploring The Character of God, Session 2: God Is Loving. Slides require series workbook.

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  • 1. Beyond Belief Exploring the Character of God Rhema Christian Fellowship Bible Study
  • 2. Beyond Belief Exploring the Character of God Rhema Christian Fellowship Bible Study
  • 3. Our Essential Questions
  • 4. Our Essential Questions What do I believe about my faith?
  • 5. Our Essential Questions What do I believe about my faith? How do I know the will of God?
  • 6. Beyond Belief: Exploring the Character of God Session 1: God Is Holy Session 2: God Is Loving Session 3: God Is Just Session 4: God Is Forgiving Session 5: God Is Wise Session 6: God Is Faithful
  • 7. God Is Loving Session 2
  • 8. God Is Loving
  • 9. God Is Loving The Point: God’s love empowers me to love.
  • 10. God Is Loving The Point: God’s love empowers me to love.
  • 11. God Is Loving The Point: God’s love empowers me to love. Intro: The Bible Meets Life
  • 12. God Is Loving The Point: God’s love empowers me to love. Intro: The Bible Meets Life
  • 13. God Is Loving The Point: God’s love empowers me to love. Intro: The Bible Meets Life Our Passage: 1 John 4:7-12
  • 14. 1 John 4:7-9 (HCSB) 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way:God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him. 6
  • 15. 1 John 4:10-12 (HCSB) 10 Love consists in this:not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is perfected in us 7
  • 16. Conduct an Inductive Study Mark reference to author in one color and another to the recipient Identify lists Mark keywords and synonyms Mark contrasts Mark terms of conclusion Mark comparisons Mark expressions of time Double underline geographical locations Make lists of keywords and key people
  • 17. 1 John 4:7-9 (HCSB) 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way:God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him. 9 Conduct an Inductive Study
  • 18. 1 John 4:10-12 (HCSB) 10 Love consists in this:not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is perfected in us. 10
  • 19. ”God Is Love” (1 John 4:7-8) We are created to love and be loved God not only has love and gives love but is Himself love Christians are God’s spiritual family, therefore should love one another (v. 7) A loving spirit is a “by-product” of being a new creation in Christ How does this work?
  • 20. ”God Is Love” (1 John 4:7-8) 1.When we accept God’s love and trust Him, He imparts His Spirit into us. 2.The Spirit of God makes us new creations (reborn). 3.It is by the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit that His love flows through us. How is this love manifested in us?
  • 21. God Reveals His Love (1 John 4:9-10) God revealed His love (v.9) When God wanted to inform us about Who He is What He is like He came in person Jesus was the epitome of God’s love His death resulted in our atonement Peace with God Freedom from sin The ultimate power over death: everlasting life (with God as intended)
  • 22. The Greatest Force in the Universe
  • 23. The Greatest Force in the Universe God’s love is…
  • 24. The Greatest Force in the Universe (1 John 4:11-12) The power of God's love gives us the ability to love the unlovely and the unloveable Our unconditional love for others… God's desire: we live in His love and to share that same love with others Result: bold witness of unconditional love draws others to an everlasting relationship with God through Christ
  • 25. Live It Out
  • 26. Live It Out How can you let God's love shape your day- to-day life?
  • 27. Live It Out How can you let God's love shape your day- to-day life? •Embrace God's love.
  • 28. Live It Out How can you let God's love shape your day- to-day life? •Embrace God's love. •Reflect God's love.
  • 29. Live It Out How can you let God's love shape your day- to-day life? •Embrace God's love. •Reflect God's love. •Seek reconciliation.

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