LOVE DOES: love genuinely
BIG IDEA: LOVE IS WHAT GOD DOES
Luke 10:25-27 (NLT)
One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?” 27 The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (NLT)
“Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.
Luke 10:28 (NLT)
“Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!”
1 John 4:7-8 (NLT)
Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. 8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 3:1 (NLT)
See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!
4 THOUGHTS ON HOW GOD LOVES US
THOUGHT 01 – GOD LOVES WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED
1 John 4:10 (NLT)
This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
THOUGHT 02 – GOD’S LOVE DRIVES OUT ALL FEAR.
Proverbs 9:10 (NLT)
Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.
1 John 4:18 (NLT)
Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.
THOUGHT 03 – GOD LOVES AND GOES FIRST
1 John 4:19 (NLT)
We love each other because he loved us first.
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
THOUGHT 04 – THOUGHT 04 – GOD LOVES THROUGH YOU.
1 John 4:20-21 (NLT)
If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? 21 And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their fellow believers.
ACTION STEP: RECEIVE GOD’S LOVE
Coming up at Open Life
Youth Conference GENERATION UNLEASHED
January 28-30, 2016
Students will be inspired beyond being able to contain themselves for sure. Sign ups are live right now at the link below. Click to find all the information you desire about this Student Life Event.
Share Your Story
Love Does Story
Share your stories inspired by this series and the book. We want to celebrate the whimsy acts of love God leads you on in 2016 and we have created a page on the app or the website where you can share your story.
This February we will be kicking off groups across the region where you can become the community that matters in the life of each other. If you would be interested in leading or hosting one of these groups please email Brent Osburn our Sumner Campus Pastor for more information.