What a great sermon again on Sunday. Thank you Lord for speaking to me though Pastor Dean!
God’s love is: 1 Unconditional (Rom. 5:5-11) He does not love us according to how “good” we are. 2 Sacrificial (Matt 9:36) He gave his only son to die for our sins that we could not pay for. 3 Steadfast (Psalm 136) His love for us will continue forever. 4 Seeking (Luke 15) He seeks us out, even when we have sinned or turned against Him. 5 Sanctifying Proverbs (3:11-12) He does not let us wallow in our sin, redemption requires repentance.
We should strive to extend love to people in the same way that He does to us.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast,
it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not
delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects,
always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
When I start to think I’m a pretty loving person, I realize just how
many areas within this verse that I still need to work on!