Preparation for Sunday Celebration: 09-23-18
Sermon Title: “A Divine Romance: God Pursues a Love Relationship”
THE BIG IDEA: Because the Lord is deeply in Love with you, all you need do is say, “I do”. OR all you need do is receive it.
Sermon Passage: Gen. 2:4-3:24
Sermon Series: Experiencing God
Text to Ponder: Jeremiah 31:3 “The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” NIV84
Focus: From Mal 1:2; Gal. 4:4-7; 1Jn. 3:1-3 (NIV84)
“I have loved you,” says the LORD. “But you ask,
‘How have you loved us?’
when the time had fully come, [I] sent [My] Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that [you] might receive the full rights of sons.
Because [we] are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So [we] are no longer a slave, but a son; and since [we] are a son, God has made [us] also an heir.
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
Now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. Everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.