Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU– SENT JESUS TO THE CROSS
GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU– SENT JESUS TO THE CROSS
Our Teacher was called out of town, and I agreed to teach the Bible Study. Since it is so close to Easter, I chose a study on the Love of God. I present here an edited version.
- - and hope does not make ashamed, because the love of God is
shed abroad in our hearts by [the] Holy Spirit which has
been given to us:
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What Does it Mean that God is Love?
First John 4:7-9 reveals; "Beloved, let us
love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God
and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is
love." (Love unconditional, Love without
Because God Loves - - He gave- - John 3:16For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but
have eternal life.
God saves us by His Grace - - as we
believe on Jesus
8-9For by grace are you saved, through
faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of
works, so that no one may boast.
Isaiah 64:6For all of us have become like one who is
unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us
wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
When Jesus died,
our sins were placed on his body and He carried our sins, and our pain to the
grave.He arose triumphant over sin and
spiritual death to bring us everlasting life.
1 Peter 2:24and He Himself bore our sins in His body on
the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His
stripes you were healed.
6-8Christ died for the
ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a
good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that
while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus unites us
with God the Father so that we can boldly enter into His presence.
2:20My old self has been crucified with
Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this
earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for
WHAT HAS GOD “SAVED” US FROM?
We are saved from sin and its
consequences. We are saved from eternal
Jesus taught; there was a Hell to shun and
a Heaven to gain.
Matthew 25:46These, then, will be sent off to eternal punishment, but the righteous
will go to eternal life.
Matthew 13: 41-42The Son of Man
shall send out His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things
that offend, and those who do iniquity, and shall cast them into a furnace of
fire. There shall be weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth."
1:8-9 - - in flaming fire taking
vengeance on those who do not know God and who do not obey the gospel of our
Lord Jesus Christ, who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the
presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power ...
Romans 6:23For the wages of sin is death, but the
free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
As we walk with
Jesus – His LIFE is in us, and daily we are saved from temptation, peril, and
emotional trauma.Because Jesus, lives
in us, His LIFE continues to rescue us.
Christians have a blessed Hope for the
Lords return - -
that He would come again and take us to be with Him, He said in John 14:3In my Father’s house are many mansions, I go to prepare a place for you, I will come back and
take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
When Jesus ascended back to
heaven, the Holy angels said, Do not fear, because this same Jesus that you see
returning to heaven shall come again in like manner to receive you unto
Jesus taught in (Matthew
24:36-44) "But of that day and hour no one knows, not
even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
Paul reminds us
in (1 Thessalonians 4:16-)"For the
Lord [Jesus] himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the
archangel's call, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in
Christ will rise first; then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up
together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall
always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
(Simple Review)THE GOSPEL
The gospel is that Jesus died for
sinners on the cross, was buried, and rose from the dead, (1 Corinthians
15:1-4)His death was a sacrifice that
turns away the wrath of God.(1 John
2:2)Believing on Jesus is the only way
to be saved.
the one who died for the sins of the world (1 John 2:2) - He is the atoning
sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the
the only way to God the Father.Jesus is
the one who died for the sins of the world, He is the only way to God the
Father, (John 14:6)
reveals God, (Matthew 11:27)He has all
authority in heaven and earth.(Matthew
only through Jesus that you can be saved from God’s wrath. (Ephesians 2:3)He can forgive you of your sin.(Luke 5:20, Matthew 9:2)
remove the guilt that is upon your soul.Jesus can set you free from the bondage of sin that blinds your eyes,
weakens your soul, and brings you to despair.
can do this because he bore sin in His body on the Cross (1 Peter 2:24) so that
those who trust in Him would be saved.
Romans 10:9-10If you
declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God
raised him from the dead, you will be saved.For it is with your heart that you
believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your
faith and are saved.