Sunday, February 16, 2020
Series Series: Essential Tools for Life/Church Transition
Sermon Title: God's Amazing Love For Us
Sermon Text: Romans 8:31-38 (NLT)
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
Big Idea: God’s love in Jesus Christ for us is greater than all oppositions against us.
We are all looking for love. The meaning and value in life expands when we are loved and love others. There is hope, faith and love but the greatest is love.
3 Key Features of God’s amazing love for us:
1. God’s Love in action is the gift of Jesus Christ.
2. God’s love in Jesus Christ is greater than all oppositions against us.
3. Nothing can separate us from God’s love in Jesus Christ.
At St. Andrews we strive to be known as a church full of people who above else: Love God…“The One who created the Universe first loved us. By embracing the cross we understand His love and our created value. We also see our crimes against God and need for redemption. When we know the love of God through Gospel we live lives full of freedom, worship, and gratitude.”
Note: All Scriptures are New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted