God also has His fire; and the fire is your religious life. He simply disclosed it to the world. To grave upon my heart, that God is Love! The excited conscience has formulated a God, but it has been a God of vengeance, wrath, and fury. In Christ love stooped to infinite sacrifice.'97Nowhere else but on the Cross could it fully utter itself. '93Mother washes her hands of you,'94 was the reply. But these were the mere trifles of God's works. layout: "video", Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. you say. The one who fears has not been perfected in love. The answer is, Pentecost. Love made hell; and its pains are the measure of God's love for goodness, its flames are love on fire. Main Objective: John the Baptist is a key figure in the Bible, not only for His place as baptizer of Christ. We ignore the highest for the sake of the lowest. Barton. Let Us Walk in the Light of God. Our Price: $27.99. Men have rejected it, scorned it, treated it with contempt. Be, that thy grasp may fail not! He was not in a mood to hear any preaching, he was not in a condition to hear even the gentlest tone; he must be watched, we must wait for him; he must feel it like a man before he answers it like a man. There is no other issue, if it is true that God is love. Banks.]. O Blessed well of love, O flower of Grace. It may be a token of the greatest love that you know nothing of it. Williams.]. In the house of the rich man there are many treasures'97rare books, costly pictures, splendid marbles, shining gems; but the little child who bears his image and likeness, and who looks up into his face with smiling love, and who answers to his affections with tender heart, is the dearest jewel of them all. 1 John 4:8. I have three points. 1 John 4:8 . Is it conceivable that through an eternity the Infinite Perfection should have been yearning in unsatisfied longing for something to love? Feb 17, 1985. This is God; this was the solution of the world's problem: God had told Himself at last. John Piper Feb 17, 2008 37 Shares Sermon. Share: This is the place where every person who calls themselves a follower of Christ has been and needs to go often. To preach the gospel of health is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. 1 John 4:8: God. Love is not God, but God is love; and He is sufficient to Himself to love absolutely and for ever. by Wright).]. But since all the affections of the Deity are only different modifications of pure, disinterested benevolence, they admit of a constant and perfect gratification, and always afford him a source of complete and permanent felicity. What has made the quail a persistent type? 1 John 3. No one but a God of love could send the loving Christ. Posted on December 7, 2020 by peddiebill. As they were in the glow of the great, glad sun. Robert Browning has an exquisite little poem which he calls '93One Word More.'94 The idea of the poem is this. And as the love of God is thus manifested, in that we were His enemies, for whose salvation His Son was sent, so is it, more over, manifested by the greatness of the salvation, which was wrought by His coming: a salvation great in every particular respect; great in respect to its extent; great in respect of the deliverance which it affords; great in respect to the means of grace which it now affords us, and of the all-sufficient aid of Christ's Holy Spirit to overcome our natural weakness and corruption; and great in respect of the hope of everlasting glory which it reveals to those who shall hereafter be admitted into His presence. 1 John 4:8. No! Sermon: A Stone's Throw Away - John 8. by Steve Andrews on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 7:00 AM . 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. So is it with some of you. It is no answer to say that the capacity to love was in God before by creation He found an object for His love. The sole hope of man is God. Children's Sermons. Sermon Notes for 2 John 1:4 Next Book → ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources ← Back to all Commentaries. But that is not the noblest genius. III. Yet joys partaking, past my utmost praise. 1 John 4:16 - We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. ), Sermons which have Won Souls, 429. God's love is a sufficient guarantee for the future.'97Our immortality is a necessity to God. As he pushed the door a little wider, his attention was directed to the sentence in the letters of fire above the pulpit, '93God is love.'94 He turned away, pulled the door to, went down the steps and went up the street muttering, '93It is not so. 1 John 4:8. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. The loving heart, not the EXCITED CONSCIENCE. Dec 3, 1989. 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched —this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The sole hope of retaining God is in the absoluteness and the universality of the Divine love. 1 John 4:8, CSB: "The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love." You are in perfect health, for instance, and you don't think about health. It climbs higher that it may creep lower'97down the hill-sides further and further, until it lifts the mists of the valley and covers the meadows with its glory, and kisses the daisy and fills its cup with gold and puts energy and strength into its very heart. God must sing the song of His own heart. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. Because God is immutable, He always acts as God, and because He is a whole and perfect personality, He never … Dec 16, 2007. ], The old Greeks, whose civilization developed along the line of architecture, and painting, and the decorative arts, said, '93God is beauty.'94 The Romans, led by the C'e6sars on a hundred battlefields to victory, until they boasted that the Roman eagles never turned backward, said, '93God is strength.'94 The Jew, inheriting from Moses, the great law-giver, said, '93God is law.'94 It was not until John had laid his head upon the Saviour's bosom and communed with Jesus Christ that any man was able to say with confident heart, '93God is love.'942 [Note: L. A. God is love - An infinite fountain of benevolence and beneficence to every human being. History has told us that God is on the side that has the heaviest battalions. Bible Gateway Recommends. Of saints and seraphs, round the Throne above, Proclaim for evermore, that God is Love!1 [Note: Thomas Davis.]. In the sermon today, we shall discuss 1 John 4:7-12 and see the difference between what the world calls love and truth love. December 11, 2020 bw Leave a comment Tell the children at the beginning of worship to go and find an object or a picture that gives a clue about who they are and one example of who they are not. "God is love." ], O plenteous grace that nerved my soul to raise, Within its depth I saw that by the chains, Whate'er the universal world contains;'97. Colour like the turf and dead grass? Then he sought for a name for it, and there was no name good enough. What does 1 John 4:8 mean? In 1 John 1:5, the apostle stated, “God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” John also has said, “He is righteous” (2:29). It includes the mind. Man is God's child. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. God had never been able to tell Himself in these. Him preach 3:13, 2 Timothy 1:7, 1 John 4:8 says, the! 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