God Is Love, I Am Loved (3 of 8) by Lenny Ports

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God Is Love, I Am Loved (3 of 8)
Series: God Is - I Am
Lenny Ports
Ephesians 3:16-19

Continuing in our sermon series we are calling GOD IS…. I AM…. Today's message is regarding the love of God. God is LOVE, therefore, I am loved. Last week, when we said that God is the ''I AM'' He is everything you need and He is all things to His people at all times.

So we conclude that when God is your I AM, He imparts to you that aspect of His being that you need. So when you are sick, He is your Healer. When you are lost, He is your Savior, When you are attacked by the enemy, He is your deliverer. And when you need love, He is love.

The Bible doesn't say that He has love although He does. It doesn't say He knows about love, even though He knows all things. It says He IS love. When you look up LOVE in the dictionary it should say God, period! Because GOD IS LOVE.

The problem in the world is that PEOPLE DEFINE LOVE. Unfortunately, most of the media defines love as lust where people can get something from someone else to gratify their own fleshly desires. But that is not love at all. It is just more of their own natural desires to be fulfilled. They seek to find some sort of satisfaction in life, so they look in all the wrong places. Now most people who do not have a foundation of the love of God in their lives seek for love from the world or people or they seek for significance in society or in business or in position. But all this is not true love.

Here was Paul's prayer for the church. I believe it represents the heart of God:

Ephesians 3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-- 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the ...

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