Sunday, December 25, 2016
BECAUSE OF BETHLEHEM
God Has A Face, The Face Of Love
Mike Teel, Pastor
Focal Passage: John 1:1-2, 14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning…. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
I John 4:9-10 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
GOD DEMONSTRATES HIS LOVE THROUGH ACTIONS
1. GOD SELECTED US TO BE WITH HIM
Psalm 139:13—14, 16 and I Thessalonians 1:4
2. GOD PURCHASED
I Corinthians 6:20 and I Peter 1:18-19
3. GOD SHAPES US
4. THE TREE OF THE CROSS
I Peter 2:24
GOD’S LOVE INVITATION
1. GOD'S INCARNATION
Remember He became a human, not like a human. He was as human as you and me.
2. LOVE HOPE RELIZED
Romans 15:7, 13
3. GOD'S DESIRE
He lovingly, patiently knocks at your heart’s door. Revelation 3:20 (NIV)
He desires to be your very life: Galatians 2:20; Colossians 3:4
LIVE IT OUT
à How has God demonstrated His love for us?
à Won’t you open your heart to Him today?