Monday, January 30, 2017

we are loved by God


But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,

When we come to see God’s love and begin to grasp how much God loves us, our lives will find much more stable ground.  God’s love is sure.  It is not something that will be pulled out from under us.

This love is sure, everlasting, unfailing and restores those who embrace it.  That is what Jeremiah 31:1-14 reminds us.  We can literally hold on to God’s love and wait for the blessings that His love will bring.

Here are a few quotes that I used in yesterday’s sermon:

God’s love for His saints sets His power in motion. He who has God’s heart does not lack for His arm. ~ William Gurnall

One of the greatest evidences of God’s love to those that love him is, to send them afflictions, with grace to bear them.  ~ John Wesley

God is love. He didn’t need us. But he wanted us. And that is the most amazing thing.  ~ Rick Warren

God is love. Therefore love. Without distinction, without calculation, without procrastination, love.  ~ Henry Drummond

Every one of those concepts and thoughts about our God’s love rings true for our lives.  His love is sure.  His love is ever more real when life is hard.  Love begins and continues with God.

May we stop and spend extra time this week realizing how much God loves us!  He loves His kids!

1 John 3:1  NASB
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

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