Loving GOD and People


I. The Love of GOD explained

The condition of without relationship to GOD (Roman 5:1-11)

A. The human condition

*sinners (v.8)

*powerless (v.6)

*Ungodly (v.6)

*enemies (v.10)

B. The divine action

1. The motivation

A. GOD’s own love (v.8)

B. While we are still… (vv.6,8)

2. The action

A. Christ’s death

B. Hyper (Gk) equals “on behalf of”

C. The eternal consequences

1. Justification experienced (v.9)

2. Salvation anticipated (v.10)

3. Reconciliation recieved (v.11)

II. The love of GOD experienced – for saul – the Damascus Road

A. The light shone on Christ

1. He saw who he was

2. He realized what he had done

B. The light shone on Paul

1. He saw who he was

2. He realized what he had done – love conquers

III. The love of GOD expressed (2Cor. 5:14-21)

A. We are “hemmed” in by his love

B. We no longer live for ourselves, but for him

C. We regard no one from a worldly point of view

D. We are ambassadors, agent of reconciliation

IV. The love of GOD embrace

E. In our weak moment (2Cor. 12:10)

F. In our dark moment (Zephaniah 3:17)

G. In our lacking moment (Lam 3:22)

H. In our last moment (Jer. 31:3)

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