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Sunday, April 23, 2017

GOD IS: LOVE

Series:God Is:
Duration:51 mins 54 secs

GOD IS  … LOVE
VARIOUS SCRIPTURES

AN ATTRIBUTE IS ANY TERM THAT ADEQUATELY COMPLETES THE SENTENCE, GOD IS …

DEFINING LOVE … IN JOHN 4:8, “… GOD IS LOVE”

THE DEPTHS OF GOD’S LOVE, JEREMIAH 31:1-3

   “I HAVE LOVED YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE”

   EPHESIANS 1:3-14 … 202 WORD SENTENCE

   VS.3, GOD BLESSES; VS.4, GOD CHOOSES; VS.5, GOD PREDESTINS AND ADOPTS; VS.6, ; GOD BESTOWS GRACE; VS.7, GOD REDEEMS AND FORGIVES; VS.8, GOD LAVISHES; VS.9, GOD MAKES KNOWN AND HE PURPOSES; VS.10, GOD UNITES TOGETHER IN CHRIST; VS.11, GOD WORKS; VS.13, GOD SEALS

   A GROUND RULE, THERE ARE SOMETHINGS WE WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND FULLY …

DEUT. 29:29 “THE SECRET THINGS BELONG TO THE LORD OUR GOD, BUT THE THINGS THAT ARE REVEALED BELONG TO US AND OUR CHILDREN FOREVER, THAT WE MAY DO ALL THE WORDS OF THE LAW.”

SPURGEON, “I HAVE NO QUESTIONS THAT GOD CHOSE ME, BECAUSE I AM QUITE SURE THAT IF GOD HAD NOT CHOSEN ME I SHOULD NEVER HAVE CHOSEN HIM; AND I AM SURE HE CHOSE ME BEFORE I WAS BORN, OR ELSE HE NEVER WOULD HAVE CHOSEN ME AFTERWARDS; AND HE MUST HAVE ELECTED ME FOR REASONS UNKNOWN TO ME, FOR I NEVER COULD FIND ANY REASON IN MYSELF WHY HE SHOULD HAVE LOOKED UPON ME WITH SPECIAL LOVE …”

THE DELIGHT OF LOVE, MICAH 7:18

   THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE IS NOT HATE, IT IS INDIFFERENCE

   “IF GOD DID NOT CARE ONE WAY OR ANOTHER HE MIGHT EASILY BE INDIFFERENT TO US AND EITHER DO NOTHING OR DESTROY US WITHOUT GIVING THE MATTER A SECOND THOUGHT. HOWEVER, IT’S GOD’S LOVE THAT HAS LED HIM TO REDEEM US, BUT HE HAS DONE SO BECAUSE THAT SAME LOVE HAS HIM TO HATE WHAT WE BECOME AS REBELLIOUS SINNERS. IN GOD THE TWO APPARENT OPPOSITES ARE RECONCILED INTO ONE.”
GERALD BRAY

 THE DEMONSTRATION OF LOVE, JOHN 3:16

     EMPHASIS:
         “WORLD”

         “GOD LOVES ALL MEN IN SOME WAYS AND SOME MEN IN ALL WAYS.” J.I. PACKER

APPLICATION:

   WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS:
   THE LOVE OF GOD MAKES A HUGE IMPACT ON MY RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

   AS IMAGE BEARERS THE LOVE OF GOD IMPACTS OUR EMOTIONS.
“TRUE RELIGION, CONSIST PRIMARILY IN THE AFFECTIONS.”
JOHN EDWARDS

   WHAT IF OUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S LOVE WAS ONE OF ACCEPTING RATHER THEN UNDERSTANDING …


 

 
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Wednesday Night Classes are back on August 14
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Mark Your Calendar - November 3

Fan Day 2019/ RCC 10th Anniversary celebration will be a great day! 

 

Prepare to join us for a big celebration, wear your favorite team colors and bring a friend (or a few).

 

More details to come.

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Wednesday Night Classes are back on August 14

There is something for everyone! Come join us.

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The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need

Our Riverstone Food Pantry Ministry is led by John and Vickie Woods. If you or someone you know is in need, please go to the church kitchen after service or speak with any of your church leaders who are here to serve.

 

If you would like to contribute to the Food Pantry Ministry, we would gratefully accept the following items. Please be mindful of expirations dates.

Canned vegetables

Cereal
Boxed dinners Dry beans
Boxed rice Can and dry milk
Pasta sauce Peanut Butter
Canned meat Jelly
Canned fruit Dry, condensed, ready to serve soup
Salt & Pepper shakers Diapers, wipes
Cooking Spray

Bath soap, Deodorant, Shampoo, Disposable razors,

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet tissue

Vegetable oil Store gift cards to purchase perishable items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRAY 3:20

To Make God's People Aware That God's Church Thrives and Survives Through His Resurrection Power!

 

Remember to set your clocks each day to 3:20 (AM or PM) as a reminder to stop, read and pray over Ephesians 3:20.

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