Tom LundeenOctober 17, 2021All Church Spiritual Journey
Passage: Ephesians 5:15-17
Pastor Tom Lundeen
Note Ephesians 5:15-17 ; John 3:16; Ephesians 5:1-2; Titus 3:4-8a;2 Corinthians 5:14; Galatians 5:6b; Matthew 22:36-40; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
When we hear/read the beautiful and full meaning of 3 words by John, God is (1 John 4:8, 16), if we end up only interpreting that from a human perspective, it will take us to places that will our lives and relationships.
By definition, God’s love cannot be grasped by our own intelligence and .
Most people think the word love means things like:
A. feelings/emotions—God commands us to love others; not have warm feelings about others.
C. acceptance—God’s love gives acceptance (He loves you no matter what you’ve done); but not acceptance (He loves you too much to let you stay the way you are).
D. Positive /feelings—God’s love can produce good feelings...but it can also bring conviction, , uncomfortableness, and the realization of our need to change. (Thompson).
(note 1 John 3:16; 4:9-10, 19; Romans 5:6-8)
God’s love isn’t a , it’s a .
Love is for the highest good of another.
The full picture of what God’s love is is far more than our small and often inaccurate understanding of love.
Jesus is the embodiment of love. But He:
Am I making better decisions so I can have fewer regrets?:
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