First Baptist Church Statesboro
The Width of God’s Love
June 6, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Ephesians 3:18-19

The Width of God’s Love

June 6, 2021 / Ephesians 3:18-19

The Width of God’s Love

Ephesians 3:18-19

Could we with ink the ocean fill, And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill, And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above, Would drain the ocean dry.

Nor could the scroll contain the whole, Though stretched from sky to sky
— “The Love of God”

Main Thing to Know:
Love is God’s perfect response to an imperfect world

1. God’s love is

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
(1 John 4:8-9)

Love explains:

God

God

God loves us not because we’re lovable, because He is love. Not because He needs to receive, because He delights to give.
—C. S. Lewis

2. God’s love is

Three ancient words for “love”:

Eros =

Phileo =

Agape =

How does God “so love” [agape] the world?

He loves us abudantly
He loves us continually

3. God’s love is

[God] has handcuffed himself to you in love. And he owns the only key. You need not win his love. You already have it. And since you can’t win it, you can’t lose it.
—Max Lucado

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