Sermon Note (4th svc)
Rev Col Stringer
God’s kind of ℓσνє
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Loving one another as He has loved us.
God’s kind of ℓσνє.
The same degree of ℓσνє.
Many christians have not experienced God’s ℓσνє.
There is nothing you do to make God loves you more or less.
1 John 4:7-8
Knowing God Through Love
(cf. John 3:16)
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
Not head knowledge of ℓσνє. God does not just have ℓσνє, God is ℓσνє.
1 John 4:16-19
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
The Consummation of Love
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.
As I have loved you. You cannot give something you don’t possess.
Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
Appreciation of the Mystery
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
God is ℓσνє. There is nothing more powerful in planet.
Don’t lose heart.
Christ may dwell in your heart through faith.
Rooted and grounded in ℓσνє.
It comes back to the ℓσνє of God.
Nothing affects the earth but God’s ℓσνє.
The more i need the ℓσνє and grace of God.
Know the ℓσνє of Christ which surpass knowledge. ℓσνє of God is 3 dimensional
Be filled with the fullness of God.
Don’t lose heart. Be rooted and grounded in ℓσνє. Unconditional ℓσνє.
God is ℓσνє.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
He is dealing with the issue of heart and not the head.
Rooted and grounded in ℓσνє.
You cannot make people fall in ℓσνє.
We need the experience of the love of God.
1 Corinthians 12:1
Spiritual Gifts: Unity in Diversity
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:
1 Corinthians 12:31
But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.
You don’t earn gifts.
1 Corinthians 13:1
The Greatest Gift
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
1 Corinthians 13:2-8
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
We are not just talking about the ℓσνє you have, but the ℓσνє that God has.
ℓσνє suffers long. ℓσνє does not envy and is not puffed up.
ℓσνє never fails.
God’s ℓσνє is fail-proof.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (MSG)
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit.
ℓσνє never fails
ℓσνє one another as the same degree I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
In this day and age what we desperately need is the ℓσνє of God.
1 John 3:1
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
When He is revealed we shall be like Him.
1 John 3:1 (NIV)
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
What manner of ℓσνє is this
The Father has lavished on us.
Behold what manner of ℓσνє the Father has lavished on us
How wonderful is it not to fear death? But not looking for it.
The difference between new and old covenant.
We come in to new covenant of grace.
Our Father poured His lavish ℓσνє on us.
God lavish that ℓσνє on us. Everything He has, He lavish on us.
The only hope the world has is ℓσνє.
We cannot give what we don’t possess.
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
God loves you just as you are. With all your mistakes and all.
The Father lavishes His ℓσνє
Behold! What manner of ℓσνє is this? That He lavishes on us!
Worship! Meditate scriptures on the ℓσνє of God
“You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”
I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
Unconditional ℓσνє. We don’t deserve it
Maintain Your Life with God
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Faith comes by hearing. Play sermon over and over again until you experience the ℓσνє of God.
Experience through relationship the ℓσνє of God.