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The Love of God

March 31, 2019 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: A Portrait of God

Scripture: Matthew 5:44–5:48

The Love of God

Matthew 5:44-48

March 31, 2019


I.    God's universal love for humanity.

     A. Common Grace.  Matt. 5:44-48

     B. Compassion for all.  Ezekiel 18:32; Jeremiah 13:16-17a, 48:31-32; Matt. 23:37

     C. Warnings of judgement. Luke 13:1-5

     D. The universal offer of Good News in Jesus.  Romans 1:18-19, 2:14-15; John 6:40

II.   God's special love for His own.

     A. God's love is infinite. Eph. 3:18-19; John 17:23; Romans 8:32

     B. God's love is sacrificial.  1 Peter 1:18-19; John 3:16

     C. God's love is undeserved.  Romans 5:8, 10

     D. God's love is a prevailing love.  Romans 8:37-39; Jude 24

     E. It is a love that no longer condemns.  2 Cor. 5:19; Romans 8:1, 33-34 


Questions for Reflection:

  • What are things that cuase us to doubt God's love? Are the reasons for unbelief valid?
  • What changes when a Christian believer begins to believe that God truly loves them?
  • Could an observer learn anything about the greatness of God's love for me from the quality and degree of love that I show to others?

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