The Love of God Is Greater Far
 
God’s love is  <ul><li>Unmerited </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited </li></ul><ul><li>Unquenchable </li></ul><ul><li>Unchangeable...
I. God loves us even when it does not seem like it (unchangeable) (Matthew 28:20).
II. God loves us even if we do not love Him (unmerited). <ul><li>Romans 5:6-8 </li></ul><ul><li>John 1:10; 15:18 </li></ul...
III. God loves us no matter what we have done (unlimited). <ul><li>Deuteronomy 7:7-8 </li></ul>
It may be harder to get forgiveness from ourselves than from God. <ul><li>Ephesians 3:8; 1 Timothy 1:13, 15; Philippians 3...
We look back over our wasted, sinful years and think . . .   <ul><li>And then God says: </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins” (Isaiah...
2 Corinthians 5:17
IV. God loves us even when we make mistakes (unquenchable). <ul><li>“ For in many things we offend all” (James 3:2).  </li...
<ul><li>“ Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it” (Song 8:7).   </li></ul>
Others will: <ul><li>criticize you, condemn you, gossip about you, cheat you, find fault with you, berate you, belittle yo...
But God will just love you and help you. <ul><li>And as soon as we repent, confess, and obey, He will forgive you! (1 John...
<ul><li>“ Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them...
Inviting <ul><li>2 Corinthians 5:14; 1 John 5:3; Deuteronomy 6:5; Matthew 22:37 </li></ul>
 
How do we know? <ul><li>We are on God’s mind. </li></ul>
1. God had you in mind since the world’s creation (Ephesians 1:3-5; 3:11).
To be in Christ is <ul><li>to be in His body, the church (Galatians 3:26-27; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:4).  </li></ul>
It is exciting to study history in light of God’s providence <ul><li>Since man’s fall (Genesis 3), God has been working to...
<ul><li>He promised Abraham a descendant (Christ) who would bless all nations (Genesis 12:1-3; Galatians 3:16-17).  </li><...
<ul><li>He gave them property (Joshua) and instruction (prophets).  </li></ul><ul><li>He kept the seed line pure (1 Kings ...
<ul><li>He brought about the virgin birth and protected the innocent child from wicked rulers (Matthew 1-2).  </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>He established the church (the Messiah’s kingdom) into which all men may flow and be saved (Isaiah 2:1-4; Acts 2)....
God Had You In Mind When Jesus Was Sent. <ul><li>When God thought of you and the dilemma your sin had caused, He decided t...
<ul><li>“…might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus” (Romans 3:24-26). </li></ul>
2. God had you in mind at Calvary (Galatians 2:20).   <ul><li>We generally value something by how much we must pay for it ...
3. God has you in mind now.   <ul><li>You never leave His mind, His thoughts, or His sight. He sees the worst in you, and ...
4. God will have you in mind at the Judgment Day.   <ul><li>Revelation 7:14; Philippians 4:3; Revelation 22:12; 2:10; Matt...
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Gods Love Is Greater Far

  1. 1. The Love of God Is Greater Far
  2. 3. God’s love is <ul><li>Unmerited </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited </li></ul><ul><li>Unquenchable </li></ul><ul><li>Unchangeable </li></ul>
  3. 4. I. God loves us even when it does not seem like it (unchangeable) (Matthew 28:20).
  4. 5. II. God loves us even if we do not love Him (unmerited). <ul><li>Romans 5:6-8 </li></ul><ul><li>John 1:10; 15:18 </li></ul><ul><li>1 John 4:10 </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 19:41-42 </li></ul>
  5. 6. III. God loves us no matter what we have done (unlimited). <ul><li>Deuteronomy 7:7-8 </li></ul>
  6. 7. It may be harder to get forgiveness from ourselves than from God. <ul><li>Ephesians 3:8; 1 Timothy 1:13, 15; Philippians 3:13-14 ; Hebrews 8:12 </li></ul>
  7. 8. We look back over our wasted, sinful years and think . . . <ul><li>And then God says: </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>“ I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins” (Isaiah 43:25). </li></ul>
  9. 10. 2 Corinthians 5:17
  10. 11. IV. God loves us even when we make mistakes (unquenchable). <ul><li>“ For in many things we offend all” (James 3:2). </li></ul><ul><li>Ecclesiastes 7:20; Isaiah 53:6; Psalm 130:3 </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>“ Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it” (Song 8:7). </li></ul>
  12. 13. Others will: <ul><li>criticize you, condemn you, gossip about you, cheat you, find fault with you, berate you, belittle you, and accuse you . . . </li></ul>
  13. 14. But God will just love you and help you. <ul><li>And as soon as we repent, confess, and obey, He will forgive you! (1 John 1:8; Acts 8:22-24; James 5:16). </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>“ Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not” (Nehemiah 9:17). </li></ul>
  15. 16. Inviting <ul><li>2 Corinthians 5:14; 1 John 5:3; Deuteronomy 6:5; Matthew 22:37 </li></ul>
  16. 18. How do we know? <ul><li>We are on God’s mind. </li></ul>
  17. 19. 1. God had you in mind since the world’s creation (Ephesians 1:3-5; 3:11).
  18. 20. To be in Christ is <ul><li>to be in His body, the church (Galatians 3:26-27; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:4). </li></ul>
  19. 21. It is exciting to study history in light of God’s providence <ul><li>Since man’s fall (Genesis 3), God has been working to see Him restored (cf. Genesis 3:15). </li></ul>
  20. 22. <ul><li>He promised Abraham a descendant (Christ) who would bless all nations (Genesis 12:1-3; Galatians 3:16-17). </li></ul><ul><li>He produced the nation of Israel through which the Messiah would be born (Exodus). </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>He gave them property (Joshua) and instruction (prophets). </li></ul><ul><li>He kept the seed line pure (1 Kings – 2 Chronicles) so that Christ was born of the seed of Abraham and the lineage of David (2 Samuel 7:12-16; Matthew 1; Luke 3). </li></ul>
  22. 24. <ul><li>He brought about the virgin birth and protected the innocent child from wicked rulers (Matthew 1-2). </li></ul><ul><li>He raised the crucified Lamb from the grave and set Him on heaven’s throne (Mark 16; Romans 1:4; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4). </li></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><li>He established the church (the Messiah’s kingdom) into which all men may flow and be saved (Isaiah 2:1-4; Acts 2). </li></ul>
  24. 26. God Had You In Mind When Jesus Was Sent. <ul><li>When God thought of you and the dilemma your sin had caused, He decided to empty heaven of its most precious jewel so you could be saved (2 Corinthians 8:9). </li></ul>
  25. 27. <ul><li>“…might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus” (Romans 3:24-26). </li></ul>
  26. 28. 2. God had you in mind at Calvary (Galatians 2:20). <ul><li>We generally value something by how much we must pay for it (Ephesians 1:7; Acts 20:32; Romans 8:32). </li></ul>
  27. 29. 3. God has you in mind now. <ul><li>You never leave His mind, His thoughts, or His sight. He sees the worst in you, and loves you anyhow </li></ul><ul><li>1 Peter 5:7; Matthew 7:7-11 </li></ul>
  28. 30. 4. God will have you in mind at the Judgment Day. <ul><li>Revelation 7:14; Philippians 4:3; Revelation 22:12; 2:10; Matthew 25:34 </li></ul>

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