'93How commonplace your sermon is! "Poor overtaxed boy!" Jesus Christ in the Sermon–Presence or Absence. Lewis (E. W.), Some Views of Modern Theology, 83. O glorious Morning-starre, O lampe of light. And heart so moved with beauty, perfume, song. Jesus did not say in so many words, '93God is love.'94 He taught by the inductive method. What a hackneyed text you have taken!'94, But look here'97look into all old creeds, where God is said to be Cruelty, and Lust, and Caprice. From the Sender, let us turn our thoughts to HIM WHO WAS SENT. Love is the bedrock of the moral universe.'97Science has told us of a struggle for existence in which the race is to the swift and the battle to the strong, and God gives the verdict to the stronger. Scripture: 1 John 1. John’s teaching here assumes that behind all truth in the spiritual realm is the Spirit of truth (John 14:17; 15:26). No one but a God of love could send the loving Christ. Hastening so swiftly to the vale beneath, To cheer the shepherd's thirsty flock, or glide. And the sleepers, sleeping in death's dark night, In Watts' picture entitled '93Love Triumphant,'94 Time and Death have companioned together throughout the ages; and they are at length overthrown and lie prostrate at the feet of Love. The dawn is the sign that the sun is coming; it is caused by the sun. I often saw in Upper Egypt an ancient temple pulled to pieces to build a village of hovels. ), The Roots of Christian Teaching, 15. ), City Temple Pulpit, iii. 2. You cannot go into ecstasies over such a commonplace thing as health. Love is not merely an attribute of God, … Though countless be the notes, that God is Love! 1 John • Sermon • Submitted ... John is sometimes referred to as the expert on love. God's love is a sufficient guarantee for the future.'97Our immortality is a necessity to God. The child's native indolence grumbles against the drill and what he calls the hard work of the school. Feb 17, 2008. Pardon, hope, life, for all the world; the break of the eternal day. If you ever get out do not get in again.'94 The man said, '93I cannot get out.'94 That is Confucianism. This infinite God desired to reveal Himself to finite man. He also told his disciples, “You are the light of the world,” and told them to let their light shine that people, seeing their good works, might glorify their Father in heaven (Matthew 5:14-16). Because God is immutable, He always acts as God, and because He is a whole and perfect personality, He … Strength? He was detected in the act, sent to prison, and brought a stain upon the family name. One truth is written: all conspire to prove. Mar 16, 2008. Yet joys partaking, past my utmost praise. ← Lectionary Sermon December 6 2020 (2B) on Mark 1, 1-8, Isaiah 40 1-11. Sermon Jan. 1, 2017 1 John 3:11-18 “Would You Lay Down Your Life for the Person in Another Pew?” » Sermon Dec. 25, 2016 1 John 1:1-4, 3:4-8 “Why Christmas Had to Happen” 26 Dec 2016 | Sermons. layout: "video", In Him Was Life. One glimpse is all my utmost skill supplies. Sermon. Share: This is the place where every person who calls themselves a follower of Christ has been and needs to go often. Paul is the apostle of faith. 1 John 4:8 in all English translations. The one who fears has not been perfected in love. Love is something true of God, but it is not all of God. In 1 John 1:5, the apostle stated, “God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” John also has said, “He is righteous” (2:29). ), Feeling after Him, 105. Here, then, we have three words which are three syllables, and they are greater words than all the piled words of the most elaborate dictionary ever constructed. '93That sentence,'94 pointing to the words in fire, '93that sentence, '91God is love.' '94 Mr. Moody opened his Bible and showed the man from the Bible how God loved him, and how Jesus was an all-sufficient Saviour for all who take Him. The Incarnation of the Word of Life. 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched —this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. Why bursts such melody from tree and bush. 1 John 4:7-12 1 John 4:8b-9 "God is Love" Lent Introduction Love is mentioned nine times in our Bible reading and twenty-one times in verses 7-21. John Piper May 12, 1985 48 Shares Sermon. In the middle of the parade the oil companies float came to a grinding halt and the rest of the parade with it. And so I. I do not know what others may not be able to do; I criticize no one, think hard thoughts of no one; I only say that in my bewilderments, sorrows, heartaches, struggles, I cannot rest upon ideas, visions, aspirations, strivings. One of the greatest, perhaps the greatest Italian artist, who is already a painter, feels that there is more in him than painting can express, and from sheer necessity he takes to sculpture. In Christ the Divine love comes to us, and, mounting, towers far above any conception of love the world has ever known before. Love made earth. You have been sore tried; hut God set so much store upon the design He is cutting into you, that He may set you in the fire even yet. Read full chapter. 1 John 4:8: God. In the light of the Trinity, however, the difficulty vanishes. Did you follow her till you were well away from the nest, and then see the helpless wing come into play, and the mother bird fly cheerfully back to the nest? 58 (trans. And John is the apostle of love. Triumphant Light. Barton. These are the words out of which all the other words come. "It all begins with God's love. ], Young Scott, the son of Dr. Scott of Greenock, is with us. Browning compares himself to that artist in addressing the wife whom he loved with such adoring self-abandonment. The love of God has no shallows. 1. The New Testament prophet brought the blessed news of Christ’s coming, announcing the Messiah and preparing the way for Him. It appears from what has been said that God is pleased with the existence of everything which takes place in the universe. Everyone believes the Bible to be a marvellous book. But He loves us all, and will never cease from loving us, no matter how far we stray from Him. What grace of old reveal'd, that God is Love! In perfect love there are three elements, which may best be seen by examining the three states of life in which they are respectively most prominent: the filial; the fraternal; the parental. The friend dies for the foe, the pure for the impure, the Creator for the creature. It is significant that we have these words not from Jesus but from John. It climbs higher that it may creep lower'97down the hill-sides further and further, until it lifts the mists of the valley and covers the meadows with its glory, and kisses the daisy and fills its cup with gold and puts energy and strength into its very heart. Jan 27, 1985. He is a highly gifted man. When Mr. Moody built his tabernacle in Chicago, he was so anxious that every one that came there should learn one truth, namely, that '93God is love,'94 and so fearful that some day some preacher might stand in the pulpit and forget to tell the people that God is love, that he had these three words put into gas jets over the pulpit. you say. In Genesis God works for His innocent child; in Christ He suffers for a guilty one. Bible Gateway Recommends. The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. The love of God makes it all credible. Mar 12, 1995. The summer makes the flowers, and they declare its glory. When we were born again, we were born into a realm where sickness and death does not exist. Commentary, 1 John 4:7-21, Judith Jones, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2015. Fleeter than darting fish or startled dove; All, all declare the same, that God is Love! Wheeler (W. C.), Sermons and Addresses, 125. ), Love's Unveiling, 1. As they were in the glow of the great, glad sun. AND WHITHER WAS HE SENT? Read verse in New International Version Mr. Moody's quick eye caught sight of him, and at the close of the service he hurried to him and sat down beside him. Does it not let in daylight and sunlight upon the dark experiences of this sorrowing earth? The Scriptures ascribe affections to God in the most plain and unequivocal terms. The greatest trial which human nature can sustain is perhaps the loss of a son, of an only son. The sun cannot shine upon the just, and not upon the unjust, for the sun is light, and it cannot help shining. Bengel says: '93This brief sentence gave John, even during the mere time he took to write it, more delight than the whole world can impart.'94 And, indeed, one can well believe it; for, you must remember, John really and deeply cared about God; and if we really care about God and men, this text, if we believe it, will assuage our sorrow, lighten our hearts, and brighten our lives. Carter (T. T.), The Spirit of Watchfulness, 206, 218. Cooper (T. It includes the sunniest as well as the gloomiest sides of human life. GOD HAS MADE SUFFICIENT PROVISION TO SECURE EVERY MAN'S HIGHEST GOOD. A poor drunkard coming up the street saw the door a little ajar and saw the light, and then stumbled up the steps hoping to find warmth and cheer within. God is love - An infinite fountain of benevolence and beneficence to every human being. WHO SHARES THE LIGHT FROM YOUR DOORWAY? I. He had announced to his people that he would explain the doctrine of the Trinity next Lord's Day. I do not wonder; your grief is exceeding great; but'97God is love. Men talk of the wonders of nature. Mar 12, 1995. "He was sent that we might live through Him": for us men, and for our salvation He came down from heaven. Macleod (D.), The Sunday Home Service, 9. 'Tis but one song I hear where'er I rove. Sermon. I. Let Us Walk in the Light of God. You do not say that dawn makes the sun? Sermon Notes for 2 John 1:4 Next Book → ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources ← Back to all Commentaries. 1 John 4:8. Love exists, not for the sake of the world, but for God's sake; and when the world came into existence, Love remained unchanged; and if every creature were to disappear, it would remain just as rich and glorious as ever. He preached last night in Dundee. This subject suggests matter of great consolation to those who are interested in the Divine favour. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for 1 John 1:5 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "THIS IS THE MESSAGE" Intro. B. The Divine love plants itself upon the cruel cross, returning love for hatred, a prayer for a blow, a crown for a cross, and with bleeding body and breaking heart the God-Man gives Himself for us. In the sermon today, we shall discuss 1 John 4:7-12 and see the difference between what the world calls love and truth love. It is the office of love to seek the final good of its object; to bless the object rather than pamper it; to raise and ennoble and glorify it rather than minister to its passing whims and caprices. The truth of the assertion appears with peculiar evidence, by tracing THE DEALINGS AND METHODS OF HIS GRACE towards every individual who has interest in the Saviour. I read that he uses the word agape (love) over 30 times from . 3. In ever-varying hues at morning's dawn. Most lively image of Thy Father's Face. December 11, 2020 bw Leave a comment Tell the children at the beginning of worship to go and find an object or a picture that gives a clue about who they are and one example of who they are not. He loves us when we are good; and when we are bad He loves us still. One effect is joy. and, ere long, Thou shalt ascend to that fair Temple, where. 5. This infinite God desired to reveal Himself to finite man. It is so beautiful. The love of the mother was stronger than the hunger of the hawk. The Greatest of These Is Love: An Introduction to the Series. Preached by the Rev. Peter is the apostle of hope. 1 John 4:8 . John Piper Oct 5, 2008 176 Shares Sermon. 1. 2. Or, rippling, aid the music of the grove? Retail: $39.99. I have seen the miracles that love works. The Word Was God and Became Flesh Education for … Jesus did not say in so many words, '93God is love.'94 He taught by the inductive method. Thy name is Love.2 [Note: J. M. Jones, The Cup of Cold Water, 142. What has made the quail a persistent type? He will not miss His aim; for "God is love.". We ruin our children in the name of the vulgarest and ignoblest thing in them, and we imagine that to be love. The man listened and accepted Christ, and went away that night a saved Man_1:1 [Note: R. A. All the time that Mr. Moody preached, the man was weeping in the corner. But since all the affections of the Deity are only different modifications of pure, disinterested benevolence, they admit of a constant and perfect gratification, and always afford him a source of complete and permanent felicity. Free at Last The Miracle of New Birth. This spirit, soaring through a gorgeous sky. "Love is His innermost nature. God must sing the song of His own heart. AMPC. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for 1 John 1:5 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "THIS IS THE MESSAGE" Intro. There is a very famous English poem — of course you know who wrote it — it is called "Pictor Ignotus," the painter who chose to remain unknown; the man of genius, the born painter, who refused to paint because men would not understand, would not properly appreciate his work. If some are lost, it is because they will become so estranged from good, so loveless, that God's love no longer affects them; but it will still be theirs, and will follow them even down to doom. Sermon Bible Commentary. His pity is love toward the sorrowing. Is it not a parable of the All-Father's love? Bible> 1 John> Chapter 4> Verse 8. We Use the highest to light the lowest. Up and up it mounts, until the highest peak is reached that human life offers footing to. Political Economy has told us that the law of supply and demand is final in trade, and that an enlightened self-interest is the highest motive which commerce can know. 1 John 4:7-10 English Standard Version (ESV) God Is Love. 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