"JESUS AND HIS PASSION FOR YOU"
I Corinthians 1:9 & I John 1:3
December 6, 1992
Did you know that Jesus has a passion, a fervent and
exciting love for you? Over the last two weeks I have
been talking to you about reviving your passion for God
and how to live with a passion for God. This theme has
not been designed by me, but I have felt the unusual
leadership of the Spirit to dwell on this theme.
If I would have designed a series of messages on passion
or fervent love I woijId have begun where L am preaching
today. However, in the mind of God we need to be here
today talking about, "Jesus And His Passion For You."
When you see the ways that Jesus passionately, fervently,
and enthusiastically loves you, then perhaps you will be
drawn to returning the same kind of love for Him that
He has for you.
With excitement today, I want us quickly to get into
the message on, "Jesus And His Passion For You."
I want to do this today by making three observations
about Jesus' passion for you:
I. JESUS' PASSION IS TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH YOU.
(I Corinthians 1:9; I John 1:3)
What does it mean that Jesus wants to have fellowship
with you? Fellowship is based on a relationship.
Fellowship is based on the word "koinonia" in these
two verses which mean a communion or a participation
which expresses the blending of two wills into one
common cause. It is speaking about setting aside
your private interests and desires and joining in with
This is what conversion to Christ is all about.
In these two verses, the Lord is expressing a driving
passion and love to have fellowship with you. This
is the experience of you and Jesus communing together
or having an intimate relationship with one another.
There are two statements about Jesus' passion to
have fellowship with you that I want to share w ...
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