Dissecting the Love of God and Probing for its Presence in Our Hearts

Part 42 of the Sermon Series, Romans: The Power of the Gospel

Romans 9:10-13

And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, even by our father Isaac (for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls), it was said to her, “The older shall serve the younger.”As it is written, “Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.”

Dissecting the Love of God and Probing for its Presence in Our Hearts

  1. God’s Love is Objective
    • Psalm 135:5-6
    • Psalm 8:3-5
    • 1 John 4:10
    • As an object of God’s love, is your love for Him subjective to how you feel, or objective to who He is?
  2. God’s Love is Unconditional
    • Titus 3:5
    • 2 Timothy 1:9
    • If God’s love has taken root in your heart, what conditions exist that keep you from loving Him in return? What has to happen before you will give God the love and obedience due Him?
  3. God’s love is Preferential
    • Matthew 6:24
    • Luke 14:26
    • If God has shown His love to you, saved you, made you see and caused you to repent, what in your life says that you prefer Him to other people, or money, or possessions, or your own way? Is that changing and growing?

 

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