Date: February 14, 1999

Series: The God You're Looking for...

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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The God You're Looking for ... is a Loving God
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The God You're Looking for... Loving

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“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”

1 John 4:7-12

The Natural Loves
storge (affection)
eros (sexual love)
philia (friendship)

Agape: The Love of God
“For God so loved the world...”

Godís love for Israel
“Because he loved your forefathers ...
He brought you out of Egypt by his
Presence and his great strength...”

“God is not a blurry power living somewhere in the sky, not an abstraction like the Greeks proposed, not a sensual super-human like the Romans worshipped, and definitely not the absentee Watchmaker of the Deists. God is "personal". He enters into peopleís lives, messes with families, shows up in unexpected places, chooses unlikely leaders, calls people to account. Most of all, God loves.”

Philip Yancey,
The Bible Jesus Read,
Christianity Today (1/11/99)

The Transformation of John
from a “son of thunder”
to “the disciple whom Jesus loved”

The Mark of a Christian

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