The love Jesus has for us is the same love that the Father has for Jesus – incredible. It is not about you or what you did or did not do – it’s all about Jesus and His love for you! When we begin to understand this, we begin to be transformed – living in that kind of love – Abiding in His love.
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Abide – Abide In His Love – Message Notes – 02-05-17
February 05, 2017
By ________________ His commands:
“This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1 John 4:10
“But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so very much, that even while we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s special favor that you have been saved!) For He raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with Him in the heavenly realms–all because we are one with Christ Jesus. And so God can always point to us as examples of the incredible wealth of His favor and kindness toward us, as shown in all He has done for
“I have loved you even as the Father has loved Me. Remain in My love. When you obey Me, you remain in My love, just as I obey My Father and remain in His love.”
Letting His Love ABIDE in me… Understanding God’s LOVE for His Son:
“And a voice from heaven said, ‘You are My dearly loved Son, and You bring Me great
“Loving God means keeping His commandments, and really, that isn’t difficult. For every child of God defeats this evil world by trusting Christ to give the victory.”
1 John 5:3-4
“Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between prosperity and disaster, between life and death. I have commanded you today to love the Lord your God and to keep His commands, laws, and regulations by walking in His ways. If you do this, you will live and become a great nation, and the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy. But if your heart turns away and you refuse to listen, and if you are drawn away to serve and worship other gods, then I warn you now that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live a long, good life in the land you are
– Bring great joy…
□ ABIDE in God’s Love
□ Obey the commands of God □ Memorize John 15:9-10
□ Join a Growth Group!
□ Invite a friend to join me next week as Pastor Terry continues the teaching series ABIDE as he speaks on the theme: Abide Together.
“When I think of the wisdom and scope of God’s plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will give you mighty inner strength through His Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in Him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” Ephesians 3:14-19