Reconnect by Rekindling through Purposeful LoveMay 2, 2021
“Reconnect by Rekindling through Purposeful Love”
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Pastor Mike Bailey
Everyone around us desires to Reconnect with family, friends, and the community. In what may be remembered as the greatest year of isolation our society has ever seen, God gives us the answers we seek as to how and why we should live in community with others. God created us for connection. Not only an intimate connection with Him but with others as well. Through Scripture we will understand how to Reconnect towards meaningful relationships in our life.
April 4 – Reconnect by Remembering the sacrifice of Jesus.
April 11 – Reconnect by Restoring through forgiveness.
April 18 – Reconnect by Re-engaging with intentionality.
April 25 – Reconnect by Removing bad habits and relationships.
May 2 – Reconnect by Rekindling through purposeful love.
May 9 – Reconnect by Refreshing and avoiding burnout.
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1. Understand why you fell of love with God.
a. Loving God can make us
See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. 1 John 3:1
b. We get with God’s love.
“I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other!” Revelation 3:15
c. Loving God can be .
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
2. when you fell in love with God.
a. The you found in Him.
I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. 14 And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. 1 John 5:13-14
b. The He made for you.
For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17
3. Now after God with love.
a. Chase Him when it’s .
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Matthew 6:33
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. Jeremiah 29:13
b. Chase Him when it’s .
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
4. everyone else the love that’s in you.
a. Be a in the darkness.
“In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:16
But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
b. Be an for the lost.
But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, so I spoke.” 14 We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you. 15 All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory. 16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:13-18
Closing: How are you purposefully pursuing God today with your life?