Grace: Simply Incredible, Incredibly Simple
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Loves Me, Loves Me Not
What does it mean for God to be “in love” with us? How has He and how does He prove that He loves us?
1 John 4:9
9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
How has and how does Jesus prove that He loves us?
13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me
How has and how does the Holy Spirit prove that He loves us?
11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
How might the statement, “God is on our side,” bring comfort and peace to you?
Romans 8:26-28; 31-39
26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose…
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Do you agree with the statement, “The most striking feature of God’s grace is love”? Why or why not?
1 John 4:8
8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.