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God Loves Each of His Children Personally and Unconditionally (Part 1)

God Loves Each of His Children Personally and Unconditionally (Part 1)

Feb 03, 2019

Passage: John 10:2-5

Preacher: Martin Lifer

Series: Getting Personal: God's Saving Love

Category: Love

Detail:

Scripture: John 10:2-5,14-16 &13:1; [Psalm 139:1-18]

The Gospel Truth of the Bible and the Doctrines of Grace (Reformed Faith) — God’s Saving Love Is Personal, Specific, Transforming, Unconditional & Eternal

Real Love is Personal: Specifically “Gets Personal” and is Unconditional

Salvation Is Personal: Specifically “Gets Personal” and is Unconditional

  • God’s Love is Specific in His Lovingly Personal Call, Covenant & Claims.

Deuteronomy 10:14-15 Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it. Yet the Lord set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day.

John 6:65b “This is why I told you that no one can come to Me unless it is granted him by the Father.”

John 10:3b “The sheep hear his voice, and He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.”

John 10:14 “I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own and my own know Me.”

(2) God’s Love Gets Personal: Actively Claims & Transforms His Children.

Psalm 139:10 For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother's womb.

Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I set you apart and appointed you a prophet to the nations."

Gets Really Personal:

Deuteronomy 10:16 =>Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn!

Psalm 139 David proclaims that the LORD: - knows me intimately;

- knows all my ways ….and knows all my words even before I speak them;

- hems me in behind & before and lays his hand on me to direct & bless me; and

- ordained every day I will live on earth before one of them ever began.

“I know my own, and my own know Me.” / “He goes before them, and the sheep follow Him.”

(3) Jesus’ Atoning, Saving Love is VERY Personal and Specific.

Having loved his own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. John 13:1b

The Good Shepherd: “I lay down my life for the sheep.” “He calls his own sheep by name;… He goes before them, and the sheep follow Him.”

THE INVITATION:

Believe and Receive Him and His Personal, Specific and Unconditional Love.