Teaching by DeVonne Reed.
I am grateful, I had the opportunity to share this message, many years ago while standing behind my Daddy's pulpit.
What an honor it was!
• What is GOD declared to be?
1 John 4:8, 16.
GOD IS LOVE!
• How great is GOD's Love for the world?
For GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
• How is GOD'S love manifested?
1 John 4:9.
In this was "manifested" the love of GOD toward us because that GOD sent HIS only begotten Son into the world that "we might live through HIM"
•What can we confidently expect from HIS great Love?
He that spared not HIS own Son but delivered Him up for us all how shall He not with HIM also "freely give us all things?"
• What relationship does GOD'S love bring to us?
1 John 3:1-2.
Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the "sons of GOD"
therefore the world knoweth us not because it knew Him not. Beloved NOW are we the sons of GOD and it doth not yet appear what we shall be but we know that when He shall appear we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is.
For as many as are LED by the Spirit of GOD they ARE the sons of GOD. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear but ye have received the Spirit of Adoption whereby we cry Abba Father.
• How do we know we are His?
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit that we are "the Children of GOD"
• How is His love supplied to us as believers?
And hope maketh not ashamed because the love of GOD is shed abroad in our hearts by the "Holy Ghost" which is given unto us.
• How do we show GOD our appreciation of His love?
How excellent is thy loving kindness O GOD! Therefore "the children of men put their TRUST" under the shadow of thy wings.
• In view of GOD'S great love what should our attitude be toward others?
Beloved if GOD so loved us we ought also to love one another.
• What is GOD'S love able to do for us?
Deuteronomy 23:5 b)
but the LORD thy GOD turned the curse into a blessing unto thee because the LORD thy GOD loved thee.
• What shall separate us from GOD'S love?
Nay in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us, for I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from THE LOVE OF GOD, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
• How enduring is GOD'S love to us?
Jeremiah 31:3. a)
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an EVERLASTING LOVE.
So what's love got to do with it? EVERYTHING!!!!
GOD IS MY ENDLESS LOVE!!!
Picturing, HIS great love in my mind. I see...a crown of thorns, an old rugged cross and three nails.
D's Heart <3