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Reconnecting Yourself and Others to Jesus (17 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
John 3:16-21; John 1:12; John 1:9
This week, we are going to look at God's heart for the world. God is so passionate about having a relationship with every person that it's hard to put His heart into words. As we see God's heart for the lost, we won't be able to stop ourselves from sharing His Good News with others.
Main Scriptures: John 3:16-21; John 1:12; John 1:9
EQUIP: God's kindness leads us to reconnection with Him.
Teaching Point 1: God's will is to have relationship with everyone on the Earth. (Genesis 1:27, John 3:16-17)
God created humanity, and He wants relationship with us. He never intended for us to be separated from Him.
Sin disconnected us from our relationship with God. ''It's your sins that have cut you off from God'' (ISAIAH 59:2). So God provided a way in His goodness and love to bridge the disconnection between Himself and humanity.
God is waiting patiently for the whole world to receive His offer of friendship and family. He is so patient with us that despite our attempts to run from Him or ignore Him, He still waits, extending His love unconditionally.
''The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance'' (2 PETER 3:9).
God is so in love with every person in the world that He came in the flesh to reveal His love personally and deal with sin once for all, so nothing could keep us from coming to Him. ''For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world'' (JOHN 3:16).
Notice how JOHN 3:16 says that ''God so loved the world.'' In other words, He doesn't love only a few select people or nations - He even loves the people who will never turn to Him! That is the perfect example of extravagant love. ''He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unri ...
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