Sunday, May 06, 2007

is there fear in your love?

"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." (1John 4:16-18)

1. God's Love is INDEPENDENT of our performance.

Nothing you do can intensify or lessen the love God has for you. His love is unchanging, unconditional and steadfast.

2. God's Love is DEMONSTRATED by the cross.

God's holiness demands that all sin be punished, but God's love provides a way of redemption for sinful man. The Cross is where God's justice and love meet.

3. God's Love is PERFECTED by our life of love.

Know God, know love; know love, know how to love others. It's that simple. The amazing revelation of God's love for me becomes real, unhindered by fear, when I have learned to love as God loves. Love is the will to, the intention... Emotion may follow, but we love as an active obedience to God's command to love others.

Are you certain of God's love for you?

--from Nakwon EM Sunday May 6th Worship Service

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