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If…Because…Period
March 7, 2021

If…Because…Period

March 7, 2021

LifeSong Notes

Keith Menshouse – March 7, 2021

Series: He Loves Me…He Loves Me Not – “If..Because..Period”

And I pray that you and all God’s holy people will have the power to understand the greatness of Christ’s love—how wide and how long and how high and how deep that love is. Christ’s love is greater than anyone can ever know… Ephesians 3:18-19 (NCV) page 1999

“BUT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND…”

  • I don’t know what you’ve
  • I don’t know who you really
  • Maybe there are a few things about God’s love that you don’t .

HUMAN LOVE SAYS “I LOVE YOU IF…”

  • If you a certain way or certain things for me or you love me.
  • We learn to “earn” love based on .
  • Love becomes based on what we for the lover.
  • Our lack of control leads to .

HUMAN LOVE SAYS “I LOVE YOU BECAUSE…”

  • Because you’re attractive or intelligent or successful or make me feel comfortable or you love me.
  • We learn to expect love based on .
  • Love becomes tied to what we have of to the lover.
  • Our lack of control leads to .

GOD’S LOVE SAYS “I LOVE YOU – PERIOD”

  • We cannot God’s love – it’s a free gift already paid for.
  • We cannot God’s love based on what we have to offer Him.

Very few people will die to save the life of someone else. Although perhaps for a good person someone might possibly die. But God shows his great love for us in this way: Christ died for us while we were still sinners.

Romans 5:7-8 (NCV) page 1903

  • God loves us because He to love us.
  • Nothing about me His love for me.

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love – not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 1 John 4:9-10 (NLT) page 2138

 

 

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