Presentation on theme: "God is Love. PersonPresencePowerPurpose Acts 4:13 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men,"— Presentation transcript:
God is Love
Acts 4:13 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
Genesis 2:7 7 Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Genesis 3: Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, Where are you?
1 John 4:7 - 21
God is Love (vv8, 16)
Gods nature is to love He loves us because he is that kind of God, because he is love. (Carson) He loves us because he is that kind of God, because he is love. (Carson) All His activity is loving activity. If He creates, He creates in love; if He rules, He rules in love; if He judges, He judges in love. All that He does is the expression of His nature, isto love (Dodd) All His activity is loving activity. If He creates, He creates in love; if He rules, He rules in love; if He judges, He judges in love. All that He does is the expression of His nature, isto love (Dodd)
Gods nature is to love God is love means that love is such an integral part of Gods being that it never is or can be absent from him. God is love means that love is such an integral part of Gods being that it never is or can be absent from him. God is Love means that God continually gives of Himself to others and seeks their benefit. God is Love means that God continually gives of Himself to others and seeks their benefit.
Romans 5:8 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Luke 11: So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened 11 Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!
John 14:23 23 Jesus replied, Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.
1 John 4: No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
Exodus 25:8 8 Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.
John 1:14 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 2: The Jews then responded to him, What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this? 19 Jesus answered them, Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days. 20 They replied, It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days? 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.
1 Corinthians 6:19 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?
John 14: And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever 17 the Spirit of truth.
John 14:23 23 Jesus replied, Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.