The Love of God (4 of 6) by Ken Trivette

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The Love of God (4 of 6)
Series: How About Getting to Know Me Better - God
Ken D. Trivette
Romans 5:5

Outline

I. THE CONFIRMATION OF THE LOVE OF GOD!
A. A Love That Is Declared
B. A Love That Is Demonstrated

II. THE CONTINUATION OF THE LOVE OF GOD!
A. There Can Be No Separation from His Love
B. There Can Be No Cessation of His Love

III. THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE LOVE OF GOD!
A. Keep An Awareness of God’s Love
B. Keep An Appreciation for God’s Love

1. When a person sets out to learn about God, that person begins a journey that will take them down many paths. God is so great and so magnificent that when a person travels down one path, they find that it only opens into numerous other paths, with each additional path leading into even more numerous paths. It will not take a person long in his quest to know God to join with the Psalmist in saying, ‘‘Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable’’ (Psalm 145:3).

2. When a person begins such a quest, it will not be long that they will come face to face with the love of God. The simple truth is, that no matter what path you take in a quest to know God better it will be overshadowed by the glorious truth of the love of God.

3. Rudyard Kipling wrote:

If I were hanged on the highest hill, I know whose love would follow me still. Mother o’mine, O mother o’mine!

If I were drowned in the deepest sea, I know whose tears would come down to me Mother o’mine, O mother o’mine!

If I were damned of body and soul I know whose prayers would make me whole Mother o’mine, O mother o’mine!

4. A mother’s love is a great example of love, but is no measuring stick for God’s love, for there is no greater love than the love of God. The love of God surpasses all human love. Robert L. Moyer in his great book on John 3:16 described God’s love as a love that beggar’s description, surpasses illustration, transcends emotion, and defies comprehension.

5. In our quest to get to know our God better, we have thought about the grace of God, the peace of God, and the longsuffering of God. But no quest to know God better would be complete without looking at the love of God. Therefore, I want us to think today about the love of God.

6. Our text tells us that the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost. The word ‘‘shed’’ speaks of being ‘‘poured out’’ and the word ‘‘abroad’’ speaks of being ‘‘manifested.’’ The love of God has been poured out and manifested in our hearts. By the work of the Holy Spirit, the love of God has been made real in our hearts.

7. Let’s look at the love of God that has been shed abroad in our hearts, by first considering:

I. THE CONFIRMATION OF THE LOVE OF GOD!

1. When we think about the love of God we think about a love that is without question. A child may wonder if his or her parents love them and a spouse may question the love of a mate, but one need ever doubt whether or not God loves them ...


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