God Is Love (6 of 12) by Stan Coffey
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Series: Getting To Know God
Dr. Stan Coffey
I John 4:16
I.People Do Not Understand God's Love
II. Peopl Fear Becoming A Fanatic
III. People Fear Loss Of Freedom
IV. God's Love Is Deep
Thank you for this class, this good number today, how we praise you for the faithfulness of our people. We ask Lord that you would guide us and direct us as we get to know you. Thank you for everything you have done for us especially Lord we thank you for Jesus who gave His life to show His love for us. In His name we pray. Amen
Well today we are going to look at one of the most prominent characteristics of God, and probably the best known attribute of God is the love of God. If you have a Bible turn to I John 4 verse 16, and you have an outline that you can use as a guide. Some of the passages you will find on our outline.
In I John 4:16 the Bible says "WE HAVE KNOWN AND BELIEVED THE LOVE THAT GOD HATH TO US. GOD IS LOVE; AND HE THAT DWELLETH IN LOVE DWELLETH IN GOD, AND GOD IN HIM." Probably one of the first verses we teach the pre-schoolers and the nursery children as soon as they are able to talk is the verse that I just read. Not all the verse but those three words - God is love.
It is important for a child to understand the concept that God loves them and accepts them with an unconditional kind of love. As a matter of fact that is important for an adult isn't it? For us to know that God loves us as we are. He accepts us as we are. He receives us and accepts us with unconditional love.
Now that word for love is Agape in the English translation and in the Greek it means a god kind of love. God's love is not like the love of man. The love of man is a love that is fickle and changing, but God's love is constant.
One of the things that we have learned about God already in this series is that God does not change. And one of the ways that He does not change is in His love.
What does it mean that God is love? Well don't ...
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