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{. OUR DUMPSTER DIVING GOD Jn 3:16a “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” Jn 3:16a “For God so loved the world that He gave.

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4 Jn 3:16a “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” Jn 3:16a “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…”  A love beyond the norm – a new standard:  Limitless love is lavished on us  Holy love is directed to an unholy world  Perfect love is extended to imperfect world  Pardoning love to a condemned world  Gracious love to a world in disgrace  Reclaiming love to a degenerating and lost world Love compels…

5  1 Jn 4:9 “…that God sent His only begotten Son into the world”… Jn 3:16 “That He gave…”  Love isn’t content to exist – love must act.  Love always serves.  Love always provides.  Love always fulfills/satisfies. God’s love gives…

6  “..that whoever believes in Him…”  No matter who you are, where you’ve been what you’ve done, where you’re going, no matter WHAT, God’s love gift is for you IF you believe (in Christ as Savior.)  Love believes that none should perish…. God’s love believes…

7  Matteo Ricci, Jesuit missionary to China…  Our “flesh” needs the Christmas scene to be pastoral, pristine  To view the birth of God-flesh for what it really was would require us to view God Himself in a whole different light – a dumpster diving God Born to die…

8  “…that all who believe may not perish but have eternal life.”  Everything outside of Christ is perishable  Christ put on mortality that we may have immortality & that our lives, this side of eternity, would have meaning and purpose that is pleasing to God. Retrieving a treasure…

9  Jesus exchanged His divinity for humanity and came to this earth. He went through the refuse of this fallen world (a real dumpster experience) to find what He considered a treasure (you and me) so we would not be lost or destroyed, but that our lives would have meaning and purpose. The challenge…

10  1 Jn 4:7b “… for love is from God….for God is love”  “How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure; that He should give His only Son & make a wretch His treasure.” Be blessed…

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